Mary Dickinson (Grandmother of John Dickinson), a noted pork pie maker, is credited with using the first wooden dolly to raise the pastry case: she is considered as the originator of the hand raised Melton Mowbray pork pie.
This technique creates the bow-walled appearance that we know and love today.Did you Know?
Did you know? ...that until the late 18th century, huntsmen always wore green. Then a surplus of red cloth used for 'redcoat' soldiers after the American War of Independence led a tailor named Pink to produce coats of this material. It easily marked out the leaders of the hunt, Thus hunting 'pinks' came into fashion.