March 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

Pie Meeting Saturday 1st March 2003

World Events

Holy Trinity School (Halifax) burnt down in arson attack.

Derek Bond shaken, stirred and a case of mistaken identity.

Biggest government rebellion (war debate).

Halifax child crushed by rolling car.


Chris Brasher dies .

Ellen Macarthy s mast breaks.

Halifax beat London Broncos.


Tim Baker s pastry, coarse meat. Too much pepper.

Score 5.0

Bob Crispy pastry, no jelly. Tasty. Grey meat

Score 7.5

Richard Fatty, didn t like it.

Score 3.0

Pete Decent pie. Liked the meat.

Score 8.0

Mark Brilliant pastry. Peppery meat, baker s pie. Nice and chewy

Score 8.5

Phil Fantastic pastry. Didn t like the meat

Score 6.0

John Crispy pastry. Sticky top. Like a meat and potato pie. No pepper in mine

Score 5.5


Fetcher John

Source Sanderson s, King Cross, Halifax

Price 34p

Average 6.2

Pie Meeting Saturday 8th March 2003

World Events

Adam Faith died aged 62.

Policeman lost his job ran off with 15 year old girl.

Saddam ultimatum.


Ray Jones Junior wins heavyweight title.

England out of world cup (cricket).


Mark Clay pie. Loads of jelly, didn t like the smell.

Score 7.5

Phil Pastry good, meat good, shallow

Score 7.5

John Meat deep, fresh, lovely pastry, room temperature, peppery.

Score 8.5

Stuart Biscuity, succulent, salty, enjoyed it.

Score 8.0

Kev Nutty, crispy, peppery

Score 9.5

Tim Soft, soggy, crunchy, good porky, well seasoned, lardy pastry

Score 7.5

Bob Fresh, nice, lardy jelly, lardy, salty

Score 7.5

Pete Lovely pastry. Brilliant

Score 9.0


Fetcher Pete

Source Thewlis


Average 8.2

Pie Meeting Saturday 15th March 2003

World Events

Prince Charles in Cash for Gifts debacle.

Chirac says Non to war.

Is Blair in a corner?

Corus in trouble Steel plant to close?

Richard Hillman finally gets his come uppance.


Barry Sheen dies of cancer.

Best Mate wins Cheltenham Gold cup.

Arsenal lose to Blackburn.


Richard Not fresh, French boule appearance, mushy meat, soggy pastry

Score 3.0

Pete Saggy, soggy, not today s, no flavour

Score 3.0

Phil Leicester Forest Services? Not a lot going for it. Old

Score 5.5

John Brad Pitt of a pie (Chunky and handsome). Not today s. Full of meat (not necessarily pork). No flavour but some after burn. Needed mushy peas and mint sauce.

Score 7.0

Kev (In absentia) Big, peppery, not fresh

Score 7.5


Fetcher Kev

Source R. Wisby (Horncastle, Lincs) new fetch

Price 70p

Average 5.2

Pie Meeting Saturday 22nd March 2003

World Events

Dame Thora Hird died aged 92.

War started with surprise attack is Saddam dead or alive?

3 helicopters crashed not in direct action.

3 ITN reporters missing.

Media coverage treats war as a movie.

Firemen cancel strikes while war is on.

Pie competition set for another success.

Spring weather for first day of spring.


Australia play India in cricket world cup final.

Chelsea 5 City 0.

Wolves 6 Gillingham 0.

Newcastle 5 Blackburn 1.

Leeds sack Venables. Peter Reid takes over.

Flat racing starts at Doncaster.


Kev Lovely pie, moist, nice jelly. Andrew Jones?

Score 8.5

Tim Dry as old boots!

Score 6.0

Bob Big void in it. No jelly, fatty.

Score 4.0

Richard No pie. No comment!

Phil Fresh, no jelly, burnt bottom. Best luncheon meat I ve had!

Score 6.5

John Fresh, lardy, spammy, light as a malteser.

Score 5.5


Fetcher John

Source Dicksons Pork Butchers, South Shields

Price 57p

Average 6.1


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