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VIDEO - It’s the World Dock Pudding Championships in Mytholmroyd on Saturday - and here you can see an expert making the delicacy!

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Music, stalls and above all food will greet visitors to Mytholmroyd on Sunday, when the village hosts the famous World Dock Pudding Championships!

The traditional contest missed a year 12 months ago while organisers took time out to plan a bigger scale event.

Held at the Mytholmroyd Community Centre venue, you could be entertained from 7am to 5pm on Easter Sunday, April 20, with a car boot sale, and a food and drink festival all adding to the fun of the day.

The car boot sale runs from 7am, the festival from 8am and the Dock Pudding competition itself at 1.30pm.

For that, and with it the chance of winning the Halifax Courier Cup and a cash prize, cooks will be preparing their own versions of the recipe, using the tenderest young dock plants with additions such as oatmeal, a perfect local accompaniment to bacon!

Dock pudding connoisseurs ined up to judge this year’s contest include Lyn Gledhill of the White Lion (Heptonstall), Bruce Midgley, who is the secretary of Pecket Well Leek Club, Lynn Hartley, of the Shoulder of Mutton at Mytholmroyd, and also Councillor Richard Marshall.

Debbie Robinson, of the organising team, said anyone looking to enter, or anyone looking to take a stall at the food and drink festival, can find out more details by phoning 01422 883023.

“We’re really looking foward to it being back again and we’ve brought it right up to date by adding the food and drink festival,” she said.

“And Hebden Bridge ‘s senior and junior bands will be playing music at time throughout the day.”

Real ale at the festival has been sponsored by the White Lion at Heptonstall.

 

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