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Monday, 26 September 2011

Pie Shop

Today's photo from the world of Ashton under Lyne shows the pie shop on Kings Road at Hurst Cross.

Right in the middle of this block of terraced houses in the Hurst Cross area of Ashton is Bradley's Bakery. Not only do Bradleys sell bread, cakes and the most delicious pies, but they also bake them on the premises. You can catch a glimpse of the wonders of the bakery through a doorway behind the shop counter.

This photo is unusual in that it shows some parking spaces available in front of the shop. There is usually a queue of customers inside the shop, several of them people who were passing by on their cars. At ;unchtime the queue can be out of the door. That has to say something about the products on sale!

The family business began in Oldham in 1960, moving to the present location in 1981. The delicious range of pies on offer include Pork, Beef, Steak & Cowheel, Cheese & Onion and Pork & Bury Black Pudding! If you want to see photos of these pies, they why not indulge in a little food porn by visiting the Bradley's Bakery web site?

See Google Street View of this location.

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"Pie Shop" is my contribution to this week's "My World" feature. Please check out the other blogs participating in this week's My World.


  1. Walking past there while the pies are baking would make everyone hungry. No wonder there is usually a line.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  2. Hmmmm! I can really smell the bakery. I love British bakeries. They have such good stuff. Cakes, tarts, rolls, tea cakes, iced buns, pork pies,sausage rolls, cream cakes, cream horns,cream slices,scones for cream teas... do you sense the emphasis on 'cream'? Oh I'm so hungry for some of those bakery goods.

  3. A bakery that bakes its own products is generally the best kind in the world, if I hadn't just finished breakfast I might just go for a cheese and onion pie, but then I usually bake my own anyway as I absolutely refuse to buy mass produced pies; so if I lived near Bradleys I'd be a customer too.

  4. You took unfair advantage of your greedy readers by posting the bakery's website. I am still salivating over those delumpcious pies.
    Thanks for the tease on Our world.

  5. Now my mouth is watering, I love pies !!

  6. Used to buy my lunch there when I worked at Hurst Library in the 60s- delicious pies :))

  7. Delicious mouth watering pies.
    I've directed the wife to bake me some

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  9. Interestingly, same car, same spot on Google Street view, the shop sign is new.
    Also, Just down the road from Mum and Dad!


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