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A torpedo has always been known as a pasty here Stephanie, in our local bakeries it would be labelled up as a traditional cornish pasty

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I always thought a Cornish pastie had carrot in it, I love em all anyway :)
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The ones we get here do, they have peas too. Not had one for years.

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A burnley Torpedo is the equivalent shape to a Cornish Pasty.ie The pastry is crimped along the top.

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A proper Cornish pastie is sort of boat shaped and crimped along the top, like the shape you describe Stephanie. And they're made with shortcrust pastry, not flaky. (Not like the flat ones they sell in Greggs and probably Oddies).
How did we get to here from oat cakes?

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The mind boggles. :? :? :?
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Sam Hannah mentions Torpedos in this interesting article.

http://www.sam-hanna.co.uk/chalk/Chapter_15.htm

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What an interesting site David, I have just read all of it, I do remember Sam Hanna, I wonder if you can purchase any of his films anywhere :?:
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I'm not sure whether they were ever transferred to modern media. There's a bit of a thread on the oneguy site about one of his films:
http://oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/forum_to ... Film+Maker)+Tape+01&Forum_Title=Transcribed+interviews+of+people's+experieinces

David, will you please read the thread, then mark, learn and inwardly digest for any future occasion when you may wish to refer to Mel, Gloria and me as witches. :wink: :lol: :wink:

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Talking of witches, did anyone venture into Pendle this Easter, there used to be hundreds of folk going up Pendle Hill and Jack Moores monkey at Barden, I remember Jack Moores monkey well, all along Barden lane, both sides of the road there were stalls all the way down, selling things like monkeys on sticks, windmills and all manner of things to delight the kiddies.
There was no traffic about as there were very few cars then, but it brought folks from miles around and everybody ended up at Jack Moores monkey, it was a real monkey in a big cage, a nasty piece of work too if I remember rightly, There was a cafe, with an old flagged floor where you could by pots of tea and pop, I am going back here to the early 1950's, also there was boat swings that sat two people, sitting opposite each other with a rope hanging down in the middle, when you pulled on the rope you could swing yourself as high as you wanted.
The weather always seemed to be fine I never remember it raining never mind snowing like it does now. Jack Moores monkey went on for years, it stopped in about 1968 when the old lady who owned the cafe and monkey decided that she had had enough, another old tradition gone forever. Does anyone else remember Jack Moores, I dont think it is there anymore, it was located past Barden Mill and under the bridge. :)
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My husband remembers Jack Moores monkey, although he says he never actually saw it as they were too poor to go (cue violins). He thinks Jack Moores may have been grandfather to the Rogers family who had the market garden nearby.

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Just found this article about Jack Moores monkey:

http://archive.burnleycitizen.co.uk/199 ... 75135.html

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Jacob's join...haven't heard that in yonks!
Joan mentioned a potluck supper here in N. America. I am very familiar with that term...everybody brings something and it is spread along a table for a 'buffet' type meal.
My understanding is that it comes from 'potlatch' which is a North American Indian term for a celebratory meal where everybody brought a contribution when guests came to their tribe.......
Potlatch would be a phonetic pronounciation of their word, I guess. The same word is used to describe a 'longhouse' or communal 'dormitory' type of sleeping house. Perhaps is simply means "share".


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My grannie used to make stew by cooking shin beef, with a piece of cowheel, very slowly for a long time. The cowheel used to provide the gelatine for a soft set -not very PC nowadays - but it was very tasty.
She used to hang her oatcakes over the clothes pulley that hung above the fire in her living kitchen, until they were fairly hard but nothing like today's oatcakes.


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jack moores monkey was situated at the bottom
of barden lane when you got to the bridge over the
river you turned right .Then carried straight on until
you came to the rd bearing left up the hill to fence
you kept to the right and jack moores was on your
right hand side amidst the market gardens.The monkey
was a baboon i think and it was a nasty bugger you
daren,t put your fingers anywhere near it but if i remember
rightly there was a barrier between us and the monkey
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