Spear Pie tradition revived at village history open day

Chris Rock with a spear pie.
Chris Rock with a spear pie.

An old village tradition was revived at a Stamford Bridge history open day.

A Spear Pie competition was held during the event at the village hall, which last ran in 1976 and is believed to have first been held in the village during a summer fayre around the time of the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066.

The competition created plenty of excitement around the village and was won by Stamford Bridge resident Chris Booth.

Another custom that took place was toll collecting from the road bridge crossing, which raised £400 for the Battle of Stamford Bridge Society, the organiser of the event.

The open day also featured a new village timeline stand from the society and the Fulford Tapestry was on display.

In addition, there were representatives from various local heritage, historical and archaeological groups.

Chris Rock, chairman of the society, said: “Everybody turned up and set up their displays.

“We are well pleased with the outcome and plan to hold it again next year with more groups attending.”