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#21 Northern Sol

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 01:08 PM

Patties aren't unique to Hull, just about every chip shop in the North East and Cumbria sells them.

There are generally 4 varieties :-

Pattie - potato, sage & onion

Meat Pattie - potato, onion & either corned beef or mince

Cheese Pattie - potato, cheese & onion

Fish Pattie - potato & cod

In Lancashire, they had "scallops" which seemed quite similar, a sort of pattie / cake type thing with potato inside.

#22 Ullman

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 01:30 PM

I have to say that it is news to me that North Yorkshire contains any of the old East Riding. I thought the East Riding in its entirety went over the old Humberside county.

North Yorkshire contains a large area of the northern end of the East Riding south of the Derwent (that's all of the cardinal compass points covered). The current East Riding of Yorkshire council area is based on what was 'North Humberside'. It includes Goole for example, which was in the West Riding.

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#23 Ex-Kirkholt

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 01:58 PM

In Lancashire, they had "scallops" which seemed quite similar, a sort of pattie / cake type thing with potato inside.


In Rochdale, a fritter/scallop was a thick slice of potato (not mash) covered in batter and fried.


Very good they were too.  Can't remember the last time I saw one on a price list though.

Looks like it wer' organised by't Pennine League

#24 Trojan

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 07:53 PM

Scallop - collop in Leeds and surrounding area.  Isn't a pattie fish and mash mixed and fried in batter?  And isn't what we in the West Riding call a fishcake (fish between two slices of potato and fried in batter) called a fish sandwich in Hull? As for scraps - they're certainly scraps in Leeds, bits in the Huddersfield area (there's even a chippy at Mirfield called "Wi' Bits" ) and thanks to my days as a plastic Wiganer - scratchings in Wigan.

As for the Ridings, the term West Riding which when I was a kid was ubiquitous has almost disappeared except for signs around Clitheroe and Saddleworth saying "Historic West Riding of Yorkshire."   The one place the ridings haven't disappeared from is Brid - you see East Riding Council everywhere - good for them.

If you went to Scarborough from Leeds before 1974, you travelled to York through the West Riding, then through York which wasn't in any riding, then you entered the North Riding until you got to Malton and crossed the Derwent and entered Norton and the East Riding, you crossed again into the North Riding before getting to Scarborough, but I'm not sure just where - somewhere around Seamer?  Scarborough now includes Whitby which was in the North Riding and Filey which was in the East Riding.

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