Bettys Christmas puddings cause a stir

Justin Clapham and Julie Adams finish off the bows on Bettys Christmas puddings ready for despatch

Justin Clapham and Julie Adams finish off the bows on Bettys Christmas puddings ready for despatch

First published in News

THE traditional Christmas pudding is returning to the heart of festive celebrations, according to Bettys, the family craft bakers and tea rooms.

Una Heron, branch manager at Bettys in York, said demand for its puddings was almost double that of last year.

Her comments came as staff prepared for “stir-up Sunday” – the final Sunday in November, which is the traditional date when homemade Christmas pudding ingredients were stirred-up and steamed.

“Our Christmas puddings are winning compliments all over the country this year,” she said. Meanwhile, Bettys mince pies have just been named the best in the country by Good Housekeeping magazine. The winning pies are made to a family recipe and this year Bettys anticipates selling over 150,000 through its six shops and online from bettys.co.uk

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11:01am Sat 24 Nov 12

Twinkle! says...

And there was I thinking Betty's didn't like Christmas - seeing as they have demanded the Christmas lights on their building are taken down.

On Thursday night the lights were switched on, and they do look wonderful, but from next week only three quarters of St Helen's Square will have lights.

Thanks Betty's. Do you sell humbugs?
And there was I thinking Betty's didn't like Christmas - seeing as they have demanded the Christmas lights on their building are taken down. On Thursday night the lights were switched on, and they do look wonderful, but from next week only three quarters of St Helen's Square will have lights. Thanks Betty's. Do you sell humbugs? Twinkle!
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11:40am Sat 24 Nov 12

citydweller says...

The lights in St.Helens Square are the best part of all the central York lights.
Parliament Street is different and I will reserve judgement until next weekend when the market has been built, hopefully more will be done with the trees. Such a shame Betty's has asked for their lights to be removed - does anyone know why?
The lights in St.Helens Square are the best part of all the central York lights. Parliament Street is different and I will reserve judgement until next weekend when the market has been built, hopefully more will be done with the trees. Such a shame Betty's has asked for their lights to be removed - does anyone know why? citydweller
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12:42pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Twinkle! says...

citydweller wrote:
The lights in St.Helens Square are the best part of all the central York lights.
Parliament Street is different and I will reserve judgement until next weekend when the market has been built, hopefully more will be done with the trees. Such a shame Betty's has asked for their lights to be removed - does anyone know why?
My guess is sheer snobbery. Maybe a press reporter should go ask Betty's why. Whatever the reason, it's a disgraceful decision and very selfish
[quote][p][bold]citydweller[/bold] wrote: The lights in St.Helens Square are the best part of all the central York lights. Parliament Street is different and I will reserve judgement until next weekend when the market has been built, hopefully more will be done with the trees. Such a shame Betty's has asked for their lights to be removed - does anyone know why?[/p][/quote]My guess is sheer snobbery. Maybe a press reporter should go ask Betty's why. Whatever the reason, it's a disgraceful decision and very selfish Twinkle!
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12:55pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Jazzper says...

citydweller wrote:
The lights in St.Helens Square are the best part of all the central York lights.
Parliament Street is different and I will reserve judgement until next weekend when the market has been built, hopefully more will be done with the trees. Such a shame Betty's has asked for their lights to be removed - does anyone know why?
Is it because they are plugged into their electricity supply I wonder ?
[quote][p][bold]citydweller[/bold] wrote: The lights in St.Helens Square are the best part of all the central York lights. Parliament Street is different and I will reserve judgement until next weekend when the market has been built, hopefully more will be done with the trees. Such a shame Betty's has asked for their lights to be removed - does anyone know why?[/p][/quote]Is it because they are plugged into their electricity supply I wonder ? Jazzper
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1:06pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Twinkle! says...

Jazzper wrote:
citydweller wrote:
The lights in St.Helens Square are the best part of all the central York lights.
Parliament Street is different and I will reserve judgement until next weekend when the market has been built, hopefully more will be done with the trees. Such a shame Betty's has asked for their lights to be removed - does anyone know why?
Is it because they are plugged into their electricity supply I wonder ?
It's nothing to do with the power supply. All the lights are powered from the street lighting supply.

I saw the council guys installing the lights and I saw them switching them on during the event on Thursday night
[quote][p][bold]Jazzper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]citydweller[/bold] wrote: The lights in St.Helens Square are the best part of all the central York lights. Parliament Street is different and I will reserve judgement until next weekend when the market has been built, hopefully more will be done with the trees. Such a shame Betty's has asked for their lights to be removed - does anyone know why?[/p][/quote]Is it because they are plugged into their electricity supply I wonder ?[/p][/quote]It's nothing to do with the power supply. All the lights are powered from the street lighting supply. I saw the council guys installing the lights and I saw them switching them on during the event on Thursday night Twinkle!
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1:18pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Jazzper says...

Twinkle! wrote:
Jazzper wrote:
citydweller wrote:
The lights in St.Helens Square are the best part of all the central York lights.
Parliament Street is different and I will reserve judgement until next weekend when the market has been built, hopefully more will be done with the trees. Such a shame Betty's has asked for their lights to be removed - does anyone know why?
Is it because they are plugged into their electricity supply I wonder ?
It's nothing to do with the power supply. All the lights are powered from the street lighting supply.

I saw the council guys installing the lights and I saw them switching them on during the event on Thursday night
Snobbery it is then!
[quote][p][bold]Twinkle![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jazzper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]citydweller[/bold] wrote: The lights in St.Helens Square are the best part of all the central York lights. Parliament Street is different and I will reserve judgement until next weekend when the market has been built, hopefully more will be done with the trees. Such a shame Betty's has asked for their lights to be removed - does anyone know why?[/p][/quote]Is it because they are plugged into their electricity supply I wonder ?[/p][/quote]It's nothing to do with the power supply. All the lights are powered from the street lighting supply. I saw the council guys installing the lights and I saw them switching them on during the event on Thursday night[/p][/quote]Snobbery it is then! Jazzper
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