Pork Minster marks Yorkshire Day in York

York Press: Nell Weavill and Jacob Noble, of Hinchcliffe’s, with their Pork Minster, in the shadow of the real York Minster Nell Weavill and Jacob Noble, of Hinchcliffe’s, with their Pork Minster, in the shadow of the real York Minster

A GIANT Pork Minster has been unveiled in the shadow of the cathedral to celebrate Yorkshire Day.

The pie – the creation of award-winning pork pie makers Hinchcliffe’s – is the equivalent of 320 pork pies and took ten hours to make and four people to carry.

Chancellor Canon Glyn Webster blessed the pie and said: “I have seen various pork pies because they are becoming very popular for special occasions – for weddings and birthdays.

“I have seen them with names, with all kinds of insignia, but never depicting York Minster. It’s marvellous; what better way to mark Yorkshire Day?

“We are very grateful to them for putting the idea into action and creating a wonderful work of art.”

Other events to mark Yorkshire Day in York today will include a showcase of the best tasty treats from the county at Newgate Market and at the city’s Chocolate Story, where visitors can dig into specially-made Wensleydale cheese and apple chocolates.

Look out for The Yorkshire Ridings Society, which will also play their long-established part in the special day by taking to the city walls to wave the White Rose flag and will read the Declarations of Integrity of the county.

Touring from Walmgate Bar at 10.45am to Micklegate Bar at 11.35am, they will then move to Bootham Bar for 12.20pm and Monk Bar for 12.35pm, finishing off with a performance in Parliament Street at 1pm.

The integrity of Yorkshire food is being tried and tested to the limit, as Poole’s pie company hunt down the best pie in Yorkshire to be put into battle with the north-west’s best entry, reigniting the Yorkshire-Lancashire feud.

This can all be washed down with a refreshing pint of Yorkshire beer as part of York Brewery’s Real Ale Trail stopping off in York pubs including The Last Drop Inn and the Yorkshire Terrier.

For a chance to proudly survey the county on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, trips are available on a special Pullman service, departing from Grosmont at 1.30pm.

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8:42am Wed 1 Aug 12

pedalling paul says...

A couple of mini pork pies and some pastry strips could create a lovely miniature bike.....!
A couple of mini pork pies and some pastry strips could create a lovely miniature bike.....! pedalling paul
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9:20am Wed 1 Aug 12

Oncebitten says...

pedalling paul wrote:
A couple of mini pork pies and some pastry strips could create a lovely miniature bike.....!
Four mini pork pies and a few pastry strips could create a lovely miniature car....!
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: A couple of mini pork pies and some pastry strips could create a lovely miniature bike.....![/p][/quote]Four mini pork pies and a few pastry strips could create a lovely miniature car....! Oncebitten
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9:31am Wed 1 Aug 12

Tootsiepuppy says...

a couple of giant pork pies and some pastry strips could create a lovely heart attack!
a couple of giant pork pies and some pastry strips could create a lovely heart attack! Tootsiepuppy
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11:31am Wed 1 Aug 12

Mentos says...

So Paul that will be squeals on wheels then
So Paul that will be squeals on wheels then Mentos
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1:16pm Wed 1 Aug 12

Buzz Light-year says...

Lots of pork pies and other meat products create an ideal butchers shop.
Lots of pork pies and other meat products create an ideal butchers shop. Buzz Light-year
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2:01pm Wed 1 Aug 12

alfie says...

Buzz Light-year wrote:
Lots of pork pies and other meat products create an ideal butchers shop.
What a brilliant idea yes
[quote][p][bold]Buzz Light-year[/bold] wrote: Lots of pork pies and other meat products create an ideal butchers shop.[/p][/quote]What a brilliant idea yes alfie
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2:26pm Wed 1 Aug 12

Blimp says...

Brilliant, love it! More please.
Brilliant, love it! More please. Blimp
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3:45pm Wed 1 Aug 12

Hicarrumba says...

2 pork pies and a large sausage wld have been C0ck up though.
2 pork pies and a large sausage wld have been C0ck up though. Hicarrumba
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8:24pm Wed 1 Aug 12

Guy Fawkes says...

With reference to a story that appeared on this site yesterday, could all the Jews and vegetarians in York report Canon Webster to the police for "hate crime"?
With reference to a story that appeared on this site yesterday, could all the Jews and vegetarians in York report Canon Webster to the police for "hate crime"? Guy Fawkes
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11:35pm Wed 1 Aug 12

Osoman123 says...

Well done for promoting healthy eating...Superb journalism..
Well done for promoting healthy eating...Superb journalism.. Osoman123
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12:30am Thu 2 Aug 12

piaggio1 says...

nah.best pork pies wakefield n normanton
nah.best pork pies wakefield n normanton piaggio1
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9:05am Thu 2 Aug 12

TheTruthHurts says...

Its alright I suppose. But after reading the story first and then checking out the pictures I must say its a bit disappointing because its not really very good is it? I have expected some artists to have really put the hours in but a couple of five year olds could make a better go of that!
Its alright I suppose. But after reading the story first and then checking out the pictures I must say its a bit disappointing because its not really very good is it? I have expected some artists to have really put the hours in but a couple of five year olds could make a better go of that! TheTruthHurts
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8:14pm Thu 2 Aug 12

PinzaC55 says...

Doesn't the bible say that pork is "unclean" and that it is a sin to eat it?
Doesn't the bible say that pork is "unclean" and that it is a sin to eat it? PinzaC55
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