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An awful lot of tripe....
Started by: i-spy (13111)  Report abuse
According to the tripe marketing board facts and figures In the 1920s, there were something like half a million tripe shops in Lancashire and an estimated 2,000 tripe shops and restaurants in Wigan alone!

I used to love tripe and onions

Posted by: priscus (5713) Report abuse
Yuk!

Posted by: i-spy (13111)  Report abuse
I'm looking forward to some offal puns

Posted by: PeterP (5868) Report abuse
Only know of one stall in Wigan Market which still sells Tripe.

Posted by: priscus (5713) Report abuse
So, tripe sales finally come to a stall?

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (2743)  Report abuse
The tripe i used to eat and still do is the "honeycomb" tripe soaked in vinegar for a few hours ooooooh gorgeous licka my lips.

Posted by: i-spy (13111)  Report abuse
I'm sure my grandma cooked it for a day

Posted by: jo anne (31244)   Report abuse
I don't have the stomach for it.

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (2743)  Report abuse
Bravo Jo anne!!

Posted by: jo anne (31244)   Report abuse
Thanks, Golden Bear.

The modern day Tripe Marketing Board can be entertaining - tripemarketingboard.co.uk / @TripeUK

Posted by: jo anne (31244)   Report abuse
From 80 years since George Orwell wrote The Road To Wigan Pier (Mar'17):

Wigan stallholder Denise Webster is the only seller of this old Lancashire delicacy – the stomach lining of animals – for many miles around. “We used to sell pig belly and cowheal as well, but it’s too expensive now,” she says, “Tripe has gone up to £3.20 a pound, but it’s still very popular. We sell 50 kilos of it every week. It’s very good for you.”

Posted by: i-spy (13111)  Report abuse
as a Presbyterian or whatever its called I don't think I'm allowed to eat it any more

Posted by: priscus (5713) Report abuse
Can you still use it to re-sole your brothel creepers though?

Posted by: i-spy (13111)  Report abuse
I like the sound of that tripe club flagged up by jo anne. There are loads of potential members here in WW

Posted by: jo anne (31244)   Report abuse
I don't know about tripe, Priscus, but, I-Spy, being a good Pescetarian isn't good for the sole.

Tripe Club Link

Posted by: i-spy (13111)  Report abuse
I'm joining up - I could do with a new fridge magnet and I love badges

Posted by: jo anne (31244)   Report abuse
Could provide some belly laughs too, I-Spy.

Posted by: i-spy (13111)  Report abuse
jo anne - The lady you mentioned also happens to sell the best hot pots in Wigan (mentioned in another thread) and I can't eat them either.
But I still genuflect when I'm passing the stall

Posted by: jo anne (31244)   Report abuse
We'll credit you for that, I-Spy, but it's the bought that counts to a stall holder.

 
 
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