Saturday, May 19, 2007

A night at the races...

Last night we went charity pig racing, organised by Batley Ladies Circle, the Paramilitary wing of Batley Round Table.

The first race the pigs went in all directions, so for the other races the pig "owners" could guide them.


The event included a pie & pea supper

Yorkshire food- Pie, mushy peas, mint sauce, brown sauce.

The last race- a close thing. One of the owners gave David number six to take home; a generous gesture after he had just forked out £20 for it. (They are £5 in Leeds market).


The event raised £550+ for cancer charities and one particularly persuasive Round Tabler who had lost a friend to cancer that week at 49 persuaded us to fork out another £104.

Just in case you've not seen this type of pig before, this vid snippet shows you how they move. You can't really hear them oinking, but they do.

Well done, Batley Ladies Circle!

5 comments:

Liz said...

Husband is from Derby and he misses the mushy peas of his youth.

Delicolor said...

Liz- you can get them in tins, but they are not the same as steeping them overnight...

Your Hubby probably misses "Pukka Pies" as well.

The Splund said...

The Splund (proud son of a Yorkshireman) still relishes the story the Anti-Christ (Peter Mandelson to his (sole remaining) friend) rolling up at a fish and chip emporium while electioneering in Hartlepool and asking "for some guacamole" with his meal.

Delicolor said...

Splund, apparently it is a story, an urban myth. (According to Interweb, anyway).

I can remember the Press at the time though.

The Splund said...

How disappointing - I did wonder.. seemed a bit too good to be true!