The World s Largest Pie...... Denby Dale, Yorkshire : The World s largest meat
The World s Largest Pie......
Denby Dale, Yorkshire : The World s largest meat and potatoe pie - The Denby Dale Pie - leaves the bakehouse here today for the " Pie - Field " where it was to be cut up and sold to the thousands of visitors in aid of charity.
The baking of the pie was started at noon yesterday, and into the pie has gone 4, 500 lbs of beef, one and a half tons of potatoes, one and a half cwt of seasoning, ten cwt of flour and six cwt of fat, salt and baking powder.
The village has been famous for its mammoth pies since 1788 when the first pie was cooked to commemorate the recovery of King George III from a mental illness. Since that time the pie has been baked at different occasions, the last being in 1928. Today s ceremony was to commemorate the recent Royal births.
5 September 1964
Police, armed with truncheons, clashed with strikers at the Barbican building site
Police, armed with truncheons, clashed with strikers at the Barbican building site. It happened after Mytons, the contractors, brought in new workers in a bid to re - open the 5 and a half million pound site in the City.
Strikers threw themselves on vans carrying the workers, hammering on windows and doors and shouting abuse.
Further ugly scenes broke out during a mass meeting of the strikers.
Photo shows ; Lou Lewis, communist leader of the unofficial strike committee, addressing a mass meeting outside the Barbican site today.
16 October 1967
School children are playing a prominent part in the Eltham Festival celebrations
School children are playing a prominent part in the Eltham Festival celebrations organised to mark the eight hundredth anniversary of the Parish of Eltham . Pupils from Ealdham Road Junior School are busy rehearsing for the display they are to give on Friday evening . They are seen here performing one of the country dances which forms part of their programme , leading the team into a Scottish reel is nine year old Cynthia Elliott of Edgeworth Road Eltham , South East London , England .
29 March 1960 dance / dancing / party season / celebration / happy vintage news archive