REGULAR contributor, local and First World War historian Tony Lund (pictured above ) writes:
“There are a number of reports of ‘School Cake’ being sent out to the Western Front by various groups – including Cartworth Moor Sunday School and Wooldale Red Cross Society during the First World War.
I am really curious to know what a School Cake was. I don’t think it will be anything too fancy but I cannot find any information about it anywhere.
There are also occasional references to Chaa Pie or Child Caa Pie. Now I know this was a veal pie traditionally baked for the Holmfirth Feast, but that name is puzzling.
Given that it is veal, could it be Child Cow Pie spoken with a strong Yorkshire accent?”
CONTACT: Tony Lund, 51 Fannymoor Lane, Lowerhouses, Huddersfield. HD4 6PN or email firstname.lastname@example.org