Pie Barm: an unconventional traditional sandwich from Wigan – England

Wigan, is an English town west of Manchester, well known for its enthusiastic pie-eating. Whether it is covered in pea-wet or served up with chips, Wiganers are renowned for their love of all things pastry-wrapped, and the city also hosting the annual World Pie Eating Championship. But why has Wigan become so synonymous with pie, and Wigan folk have been called pie-eaters for almost a century? You’d be forgiven for thinking that it’s because of the sheer volume of pies that are consumed by locals every year. However, they don’t…

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#TodayInHistory – April 24

April 24 – Some important events on this day 1479 BC 👉🏼 Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty) 1184 BC 👉🏼 The Greeks enter Troy using the Trojan Horse (traditional date) 1066 👉🏼 Halley’s Comet sparks English monk to predict country will be destroyed 1704 👉🏼 “Boston News-Letter” 1st successful newspaper in US, forms 1800 👉🏼 Library of Congress established. President John Adams approves legislation to appropriate $5,000 to purchase “such books as…

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