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My father always insisted on Pork Farms pies. He's dead now ...I wonder if that's owt ter do wi't pies?

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I can`t usually get hold of Pork Farms pork pies but this year they were on sale in ASDA so I bought one.

Disappointed. I found it strangely bland. Not as I remembered at all.

Oh well - <sigh>.

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I don't know why but they changed around about 1980ish. Perhaps someone on here knows the story?

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I cut into my "Game pie" last Xmas and there were snakes and ladders in there!

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From memory, which is a bit shaky nowadays, didn't Paul Morel's Dad in "Sons and Lovers" have pork pie and pickles for his Christmas breakfast, being a miners tradition?

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Does anyone remember Robin who worked for Pork Farms. He used to work in the small factory behind the Sherwood shop.

Made the most wonderful black puddings I think for competition and taught my SWMBO how to make pork pies. Result I still get the most tasty of pork pies pity he didn't teach her how to make black puddings.

Colin

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Treated myself to a pork pie from Aldi .


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Bumping this topic I just had to go and help myself.

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Fancy posting a picture like that at this time of night when I'm hungry and there's nothing in the cupboard!

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I like these. You can get them from Aldi.

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Both sides of my family were from Sneinton and raised there in the 1930s - 1940s. They had a Christmas Pork Pie tradition but it wasnt for breakfast. Traditionally a large Pork Farm Pork Pie ( and not any other type of Pork Pie mind) was the centre-piece of a large cold buffet meal for the entire extended family and as there wasnt room for all at the table, some could eat off their laps. By tradition this took place on Boxing Day and as you might imagine the slices of pie were thin but enjoyed by all none the less and always accompanied by pickles, mixed pickles and pickled onions. A few years back I decided to try to renew this family tradition, buying a large "Pork Farms" Pork Pie from Marks and Sparks. Pork Farms my XXXXX !!! Tasted nothing like it and now I know why - they now come from Witshire and the Pork is not prepared in the same way. One huge disappointment and a mistake I wont repeat. You see sometimes the good old days really were....... The GOOD old days!!

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My fella is from Burton on Trent. He's always had Birds Pork Pie on Christmas morning since he was a child and his Dad still does, so not necessarily a Nottingham thing

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:biggrin: Anyone ever tried a 'Dickinson and Morrison' pork pie?; now they were tasty, very very tasty the last time I indulged................ :)

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I bought a Morrisons 'basics' Pork Pie and found it better quality than all of those double the price in the fancy multi coloured wrappers.The Pork Farms quality days are long gone...their meat pies and sausages were excellent too but they never did get the hang of Cornish Pasties.

How come south of Swindon Cornish Pasties are to die for,but up here you could use the pastry to concrete the drive.

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:biggrin: Anyone ever tried a 'Dickinson and Morrison' pork pie?; now they were tasty, very very tasty the last time I indulged................ :)

Yes me, and you are right they are very very good.

Mind you, I might be a little bias because I come from The Vale of Belvoir and when I was young, tuesday used to be market day and a lot of women, like my mother used to go to Melton, and come home with a Dickinson and Morrison's pork pie in their bag for tea............

There used to be a Pork Farms shop in melton, but even on market day, there were not a lot of people in the shop, but the Dickinson and Morrison shop, had a long line of women waiting to buy a pie, That has to say somthing about quality and taste.................................

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Thanks for the tip re Morrison's pork pies. my nearest Morrison's is 90 miles away but you can be sure I will be calling in next time I'm down that way! :)

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Not............ Morrison's pork pies........... but Dickinson and Morrison pork pies 15592011_H.jpg?identifier=cf4f13c16dae1fThey taste Better thumbsup

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Mrs Miggins' Pie Shop and Emporium

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Forget Morrisons - it is Dickenson & Morris - like it says on the wrapper !

YOUR right there, I made a right mess of it...., for some reason, I saw Morrisons written by Jackson and for some unknown just kept repeating the mistake even though I knew it was Dickinson & Morris........ I am a teapot :Fool:

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