Great trip to Bury Market on Friday 21 April. All went smoothly, in the capable hands of Dave (driving) & Jenny & Keith (organising). Jenny even got free shopping bags for everyone- kudos! Not just Black puddings, but an amazing variety of goods for sale. Loads of bargains in meat, fish, fruit & veg, material & sewing items and all kinds of everything. Reminded me of the shop content in Sids poem. Bought as much as I could carry (with a little help) Let us know how you cook the kerala (strange spiky vegetable) & whether it is delicious Maureen. Will definitely revisit.
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A large group of Leyland U3A members went on an outing today, first to Dewlay cheese at Garstang for a talk. tour & tasting and then to the town & markets.
The day began with brews & biscuits and we were told about Dewlay by the enthusiastic, knowledgeable and cheese-loving Jane. The founder George Kenyon, from Wigan, wanted a name that indicated quality food. Dewlay was how he thought Du Lait , the French for “from milk “was written and the name stuck. Dewlay now produces top quality products from locally sourced milk. They make 5 basic cheeses, Lancs crumbly, creamy, tasty, white & Garstang blue, all of which are totally vegetarian, unlike eg Parmesan. We saw the cheese being made. Turning the curds involved. very heavy manual work. Also Prince Charles personal Earl Grey teapot, which he left behind on Tuesday. We were given 2 generous boards of cheese to sample – we should have taken bread to make sandwiches.
We then went in Garstang had lunch and bought lots of shoes
Thanks to Ann France for her hard work in organising this successful trip.