A REALLY special All Our Yesterday’s Treat this week with a look back at the history of the world famous Denby Dale Pie.
All the information and photographs are in a new book called The Denby Dale Pies – Ten Giants 1788-2000 written by local historian Chris Heath who lives in Upper Denby.
It takes you through the history of all 10 pies – including the disasters and even tragedies along the way – and features 350 black and white photographs.
Many of them have not been seen before so All Our Yesterdays can now give you a good flavour of what each of those pies was all about.
The first pie in 1788 was to celebrate the return to sanity of George III and was baked at the White Hart Inn, the second in 1815 celebrated Wellington's victory at Waterloo and contained 20 fowls and a couple of sheep while the third pie on August 29, 1846, celebrated the repeal of the Corn Laws which would lower bread prices.
But 15,000 people turned up to this one, the stage collapsed, the pie came crashing down and people scrabbled to get what they could.
That leaves seven more monster pies and you’ll find the history about them along with many photographs inside.
Chris’ book is published by Wharncliffe Books, has 246 pages and costs £14.99 from book shops.
Alternatively, it is available for just £11.99 online from www.pen-and-sword.co.uk.
Now turn to page two for a glut of pie pictures and stories from down the ages!