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George Holland's Pea Saloon. 1963.
Photo: Ron Hunt
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Item #: 1399
George Holland's Black Pea Saloon at Wigan, 24th May 1963.

Comment by: sheilwhittle on 21st May 2007 at 15:19

what i would give for some of them black peas today they dont taste the same now

Comment by: Fred Mason on 10th July 2008 at 18:40

ah, with lots of vinegar and a litle salt.....3 pence a cup.....

Comment by: Fred Mason on 15th July 2008 at 14:10

Judging by the font type in the name, these Hollands went on to produce the famous and delicious pies and puddn's that we all know and love....even in Cumbria where I now live. Yummmmm

Comment by: Martin Pearce on 17th July 2010 at 13:48

My Dad would always make a bee line for the black peas, last time I had them they were at Orrell Rugby Club in the Eighties. Simple but good.........mmmmmm.
Thank you Ron good old memory.

Comment by: George Holland on 23rd January 2013 at 17:00

I'm afraid my great grandfather and his family did not found Holland Pies. But in answer to the taste of our black peas. I can tell you that my great uncle Raymond, still runs the pea stall. I've been told they taste exactly how they did then.

Comment by: Mary Nethercott on 18th April 2014 at 16:25

I was 4 yrs in ´63 but remember this so well. Oh I can almost taste them. Stop slobbering woman !

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