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ON SATURDAY 13th MAY 2017 AT 2.30PM


Dear Master Pie Maker

On behalf of the Society we invite you to enter the famous 25th Annual Pork Pie contest.

The annual competition is an opportunity for pie makers and enthusiastic pork pie fanciers to get together in the famous Old Bridge Inn to enjoy the fine Yorkshire ale from Timothy Taylor’s Brewery, sample pie and peas, featuring fantastic fresh pies from all over the country.

Twelve finalists will be awarded a Certificate of Commendation and will be featured in the local and regional press. Trophies will be presented to the top THREE places.

To increase your chances of winning, you can have a maximum of 2 entries in the Traditional Pie competition and 2 entries in the Artisan/Speciality section, so why not try different recipes.

Don’t delay, take this opportunity to compete with the best on Saturday 13th May 2017, for the coveted prize of Champion Pork Pie Maker 2017.

Return your completed entry forms and fees to:

The Pork Pie Appreciation Society, c/o Old Bridge Inn, Ripponden,

Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX6 4DF

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Judges will be getting their teeth into pork pies from far and wide for the annual World Pork Pie Championships.

The competition was postponed from last month to make way for the wedding of Pork Pie Man Stuart Booth and his bride Joanne.

Fresh from honeymoon, Stuart and his brother Kevin Booth are hoping for a bumper turnout of tasty entries this year. People from as far a field as Hartlepool, Leicester and Newark have entered pork pies into the 13th annual competition, which will be held at the Old Bridge Inn, Priest Lane, Ripponden.

Organiser Kevin• Booth, from the Pork Pie Appreciation Society, said: “Stuart and Joanne’s pork pie wedding cake attracted a great deal of attention and I am sure they converted lots of people into pork pie lovers.

“So far we have about 40 entries, although we expect a rush of entries before Saturday.”


Judging the pies will be last year’s winner and the famous pork pie wedding cake butcher Simon Haigh, co-owner of Hinchliffe’s Farm Shop, Netherton, Huddersfield. He will be joined by the Vicar of Ripponden, Dennis Handley, and other Pork Pie Appreciation Society mem­bers and experts who will be picking their favourite pie.

Certificates will be given to all entrants, with rosettes going to those finishing in the top ten and silver cups awarded to the top four. The winner will be given £1,000, which is provided by the sponsor, Timothy Taylor Brewery of Keighley.

One of those hoping to be crowned Master Pie Maker this year is butcher Steven Heseltine of Southgate, Elland.

Mr Heseltine, who has a pork pie for his breakfast every morning, said: “I have fin­ished third and fourth in the past but never first. I’m happy and confident about my products, but I just need that final vote.”

Entrants will be giving pies to be sold during the day, with all money raised going to Wand Silver Youth Band and St Bartholomew’s Church restoration fund, Ripponden. Judging starts at 2:30pm tomorrow and the winners will be announced about 5pm.


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