World Dock Pudding Championships
Here are some of the best pictures taken at this year's event. Can you spot anyone you know?
The event, sponsored by The White Lion at Heptonstall, saw competitors create a whole cooked breakfast including a Dock Pudding to be judged in the hope of being crowned the world champion. The competition has seen a number of celebrity guests over the years with this years judges including Jon Mitchell from Calendar News, and comedians, Lucy Beaumont and Jon Richardson. The winner of this years competition was Jayne Bargh. As well as the main event visitors also enjoyed a hog roast, variety of stalls, raffle, bar and a brass band. The event made a triumphant this year after it had to be cancelled in 2018 following the freezing cold weather which meant there werent enough dock leaves to run the competition. Dock Pudding is a dish that, as far as we know, is only found here in Calderdale. Its made from dock leaves (from a sweet variety called Polygonum Bistorta or more recently Persicaria Bistorta not the more common cow dock leaves), nettles, oatmeal, onions, butter and seasoning. Resembling spinach, the pudding is fried together with bacon and eggs and served as part of a traditional English breakfast. Lucy Beaumont and Jon Richardson, judging at The World Dock Pudding Championship, at Mytholmroyd Community Centre Hebden Bridge Junior Brass Band play at The World Dock Pudding Championship The judges, including ITV news' John Mitchell, BBC's Lucy Beaumont and comedian Jon Richardson Jill Robinson giving away a dock pudding taster with her book The World Dock Pudding Championships at Mytholmroyd Community Centre Josh Eleson competes in The World Dock Pudding Championships The World Dock Pudding Championships in Mytholmroyd Judges Lucy Beaumont and Jon Richardson Filming in the judges room at The World Dock Pudding Championships Crowds packed Mytholmroyd Community Centre Hebden Bridge Junior Brass Band play at The World Dock Pudding Championships Hebden Bridge Junior Brass Band play at The World Dock Pudding Championships