February 2003   




Artisan Class


1st Honley Village  Butchers – pork, chorizo, goats cheese & sweet chilli sauce 
2nd Keith Dyson – full English breakfast
3rd Honley Village Butchers – pork, chicken & stuffing
4th J. Thomas of Helmsley 
5th E. Middlemiss – pork, stuffing & Yorkshire chutney


Traditional Class


1st Hoffman’s of Wakefield 
2nd Wilson’s of Crossgates, Leeds 
3rd Broster’s of Lindley, Huddersfield.
4th Honley Village Butchers, Huddersfield.


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Pie Club Meetings 2003

Meeting Saturday 1st February 2003

World Events

Space shuttle Columbia exploded 7 died.

Snow brought S.E. England to a halt M11 one big car park.

Sally Clark released after 3 years falsely accused of killing her babies.

Blair and Bush holding hands as troops sent to Iraq.

Rail crash in Australia 30 killed.

Bradford Have a go hero killed chasing robbers.


Woodgate goes to Newcastle Leeds up for sale

Fowler goes to City

Halifax FC through to next round of FA Vase

Agassi wins Australian open

Serena wins Australian open


Tim Humungous (big) pie, Nice pastry, Guess its not local (lots of pork), Pleasant aftertaste, Jelly nice. Cracking Pie

Score 8.5

Mark First pie weve had that shape which is a decent pie. Pastry not to my taste (dry). Needed a bit more jelly.

Score 7.0

Kevin I think it is a Lincolnshire pie. Thick pastry, big pie, Chunky, dark meat, nice jelly.

Score 7.0

Syd (Guest) Good all round pie. Meat very nice, not too pink Needed a bit more jelly. Burnt bottom spoilt flavour slightly.

Score 7.5

Richard Fantastic pie. Lovely meat, fresh, nice pastry. A Sunday dinner in pastry

Score 9.0


Fetcher    Richard (with a lot of help from Syd)

Source   G H Porter, Bridge St. Newark (New fetch)

Price   70p (bulk purchase discount)

Average    8.0

Meeting Saturday 8th February 2003

World Events

Pie Club majority say No to war.

Snow brings chaos to Calderdale.

Michael Jackson claims to have been stitched up.

Interest rates down.

Astronauts die in Shuttle disaster.


Davies cup England lose to Australia 4 1

Will England play opening cricket match in Zimbabwe?


Mark Pastry soft. Meat like a sausage roll. Very spicy

Score 6.0

Phil Yesterdays Pie, but still enjoyed it.

Score 7.5

John Pastry soggy. Sausage roll meat. Not todays. Is it Holts?

Score 6.5

Kevin Holts? Spicy. Good pie.

Score 7.0

Bob A Waites pie? If so – not up to their usual standard. Thick pastry. Big void.

Score 7.0

Richard Nice meat, well filled. Pastry a bit soggy.

Score 7.0


Fetcher   Richard

Source   Greenmount Butchers, near Ramsbottom (New fetch)

Price   70p

Average   6.8

Meeting Saturday 15th February 2003

World Events

Peace Demonstration (2 million) in Hyde Park.

Bomb scare at Heathrow.

Dolly the sheep dies aged 6 years.

Census result more than 50% minority ethnics in London.


England beat France (Rugby Union).

Arsenal knock United out of the cup.

City draw with United.


John Dry, mildly lardy.

Score 3.5

Kevin Long shelf life. Spicy meat is it from Bradford?

Score 6.0

Tim 3 weeks old? Tasted better than it looked.

Score 5.0

Bob Spicy, nothing else

Score 3.0

Mark Crispy, not bad. Lots of spice, quite nice, good flavour. .

Score 8.0

Phil Stodgy, thick pastry.

Score 6.0


Fetcher    Phil

Source   Endmoor Bakery, Kendal (New fetch)

Price   75p

Average   5.3

Meeting Saturday 22nd February 2003

World Events

100 killed in Rock concert fire in US nightclub

Car hijacked in Rishworth resulting in a pile up

Barry Bucknall died(60s DIY star) aged 91

Blair meets the Pope

Iraq missiles 25 miles over their limit


England beat Wales in Rugby

Tyson fights tonight with new tattoos

Fergie kicks boot hits Beckhams face

Bobby Robson is 70 and going strong


Tim Crunchy pastry, coarse meat, but tasteless.

Score 7.0

Phil Lovely pastry. Well packed meat. Smelt porky. No jelly. Fresh. Bit lardy

Score 7.5

John A full pie. Ultra fresh. Best pastry weve had. Rubbery but firm meat. No flavour.

Score 7.5

Stuart Fresh, lardy. Rubbery meat. Sausage roll meat. Tasteless.

Score 5.5

Kevin Nutty, crunchy pastry. Well packed. Lacked seasoning. Is it a Birkenshaw pie?.

Score 7.0

Richard Flattered to deceive. Very attractive but lacked jelly and taste

Score 6.5

Mark Pastry brilliant. Meat OK but lacked spice

Score 8.5


Fetcher  Mark

Source   Hopkins at Birkenshaw

Price   60p

Average   7.0


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