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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 5th January, 2012)

Lol Pie

Lol Pie
Smiling pie at new years eve party.

Photo: Colin Harlow  (Kodak CX7330)
Views: 4,657

Comment by: Ken R on 5th January 2012 at 01:35

I love pies, I bet this was not smiling for very long. Happy New Year.

Comment by: Janice on 5th January 2012 at 02:21

What a funny and well spotted photo opportunity. Nice one Colin - let's have a few more like this :)

Comment by: David Fairclough on 5th January 2012 at 03:10

What's a Lol Pie?
I'd love a good Wigan meat and potato pie, can't get then any where as good as Wigan

Comment by: dc on 5th January 2012 at 07:13

What a start to New Year it almost looks to good to eat,but being a born and bred pie eater,no emotion!I would get stuck in and enjoy

Comment by: Mick on 5th January 2012 at 08:06

Well composed photo.

Comment by: Trixie on 5th January 2012 at 09:40

A lovely to reminder of home when you are away from Wigan..

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 5th January 2012 at 09:48

I can see Russel Grant gazing out of the stars!

Comment by: John Morris on 5th January 2012 at 10:28

Made me smile. It looks a bit like Tintin! Perhaps he was from Wigan and not French at all!

Comment by: pat on 5th January 2012 at 10:45

Made me smile straight back at it!!

Comment by: Cyril on 5th January 2012 at 13:09

A smiley pie - nice one. Remember those small oval jellied Bridge Patties folks bought for parties etc, haven't seen any of those for years.

John, Tintin was Belgian. :~)

Comment by: Cyril on 5th January 2012 at 14:00

They're not Bridge patties, I've now remembered they were called Whist patties.

Comment by: Maria on 5th January 2012 at 14:36

Made me smile too , what a lovely pie! My lolo used to bring pies from Wigan and pork pie is my favorite , makes me crazy!!!!!! Few months back , I downloaded a sad pie from your site and used it as my profile pic in YM , because been sad since he left me here in KWT missin' him crazy like how i'm cravin' for wigan pies.

Comment by: John Morris on 5th January 2012 at 15:29

Cyril, I stand corrected.

Comment by: irene roberts on 5th January 2012 at 15:35

Really funny.....cheered me up!

Comment by: twitter on 5th January 2012 at 17:23

you wiganers eat some rubbish.what will you be doing next wearing clogs.n flat caps ,

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 5th January 2012 at 19:32

Thanks everyone, so pleased you all enjoyed it.... and yes it was good to eat, smiles all round Lol.

Comment by: Ian on 6th January 2012 at 00:02

Great now i want a pie and there is not a decent pie for for 7000 miles :(

Comment by: Cyril on 6th January 2012 at 13:28

A Guide To The UK's Traditional Foods

Whist Pie

A whist pie is simply a small meat pie.


The term seems to belong to Wigan and nearby districts.

Comment by: tricia on 7th January 2012 at 10:00

Usual question ! Was it a Galloways?

Comment by: incer71 on 7th January 2012 at 13:07

we might be wigan pie eaters but there are not many good pie makers no more galloways yuk, pooles yuk mass produced rubbish,greenalles good but think they mite be made in bolton

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 7th January 2012 at 16:08

Yes Tricia, it was a Galloways chunky steak, it went down well with a pint.
Incer71, people have different taste in life, you may like a certain pub or chipshop other people might not, but one things for sure there were no pies left on the table after midnight, on that new years eve party....and a bit of history for you Incer71, Galloways pies are born and bred in Wigan, the first being on Ormskirk rd, in 1971, it was called "The Pie Shop".

Comment by: tricia on 7th January 2012 at 16:38

We can get Pukka (should be Yukka) pies here and some called Wrights (should be wrongs!!!)
I still recall Hurst's pies from Church St, Orrell and my relatives, the Sellars Pies, but Galloways will do anytime for me especially the Butter ones, flat minced steak ones and the Meat and Potato ones.
As for the Grennhalghs (?) What dogs doo doos the ones I bought in a certain shop going out of town. My 2 dogs turned their noses up at them as well.
Hope you enjoyed your N Years 'do'
Happy New Year to all.

Comment by: incer71 on 8th January 2012 at 22:50

colin i didnt mean galloways were not from wigan, im saying pies in wigan are not what they used to be like,are you sure that pie was real,it looked like a plastic pie,could of been produced at tupperwer now there not from wigan,

Comment by: benifit cheat on 9th January 2012 at 13:39

a history lesson on pie making by colin

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 10th January 2012 at 19:49

Thanks Tricia, it was great.

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