Pontefract Liquorice Festival

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  1. atlantisbird

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    Hi,
    Has anyone been to the Pontefract Liquorice Festival in the past.
    This year it is on the 8th July and CC&C have a site on the racecourse I believe.
    They apparently have liquorice beer, liquorice pies along with sweets and street entertainers.
    We thought it would make a nice stop over on our way to Rutland Water Fun Rally.
    Any information would be helpful.
    If we turn up at Rutland looking like Bertie Basset you'll know what we have
    been eating :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Kind regards
    Atlantisbird
    Ann & Harry
     
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    sue1959 Read Only Funster

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    Must be a new thing can't remember there being a licquorice festival when I was young(er). Can remember when they had illuminations around the park pond in Ponte Park (just like Blackpool!). Used to walk the dog round the race course.
     
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    I would be careful - you get "All Sorts" at that type of festival:BigGrin:
     
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  4. atlantisbird

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    We're think of stopping off there on the way down to Rutland Water too.
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    You must have lead a sheltered life apparently the monks brought the
    liquorice plant to Pontefract in 1060 according to the web site and the festival
    has been going for some years possibly started by Wilkinsons selling penny
    liquorice coins. :Rofl1:
    I think it will be a different day out and we will be going just to try some yum,yum,
    The liquorice pies and the stout and beer will possibly be an acquired taste though:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Ann & Harry
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    Hope to see you there and hope this link helps as we have not been to any
    meets with CC&C DA's Yet


    www.yorkshireda.co.uk/events.php?eventid=64

    Kind regard
    Ann & Harry
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    We live about 10 mls from Ponty and it is the first I have heard of it :Doh: I thought they stopped growing liquorish there yrs ago :Smile:
    terry
     
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    I knew that Pontefract made liquorice in the factory there , like Sue , but didnt know that they held a yearly festival for it either.
    Its only 10 minutes down the motorway too.
    I must get out more:Doh:
     
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