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
President Eamonn de Valera admires the seven foot bronze statue of Irish patriot
President Eamonn de Valera admires the seven foot bronze statue of Irish patriot Robert Emmet after the statue had been presented to the government and people of Ireland as part of the 1916 Jubilee Commemoration ceremonies , by US Congressman Daniel J Flood , of Pensylvania (right) , in Dublin yesterday . Emmet was hanged in 1803 after an abortive revolt against the British .
The statue was a replica of one carried out by Jerome Connor , an Irishman who emigrated to the US in 1876 . The statue was located in an antique dealer's yard in Pennsylvania . It was purchased by Mr and Mrs Francis J Kane , of Washington DC , last year and presented on their behalf by the congressman .
14 April 1966
Topfoto stills library picture library stock archive vintage Ireland Irish Rebellion 1916
Two wedding presents for Princess Margaret are to be presented on behalf of the 7
Two wedding presents for Princess Margaret are to be presented on behalf of the 7, 500 children in Dr Barnardos Homes, of which the Princess is President.
The two lucky lads who were chosen to make the gifts for Princess Margaret s wedding, Barry (left) and David busily polishing their creations. Barry working on the bon bon bowl he has made, and David on his coffee table. Both boys are apprentice carpenters at the William Baker Technical School, and are two of the best pupils the school has.
April 25th 1960