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Taste of a British banger puts smile on Dickie Bird’s face

PUBLISHED: 15:52 04 November 2008 | UPDATED: 13:44 05 October 2010

Dickie Bird... and winning banger that puts a smile on his face

Dickie Bird... and winning banger that puts a smile on his face

LEGENDARY cricket umpire Dickie Bird has found London’s Landmark’ banger—and it really did put a smile on his face. He turned up at the S & M Café in Spitalfields to judge the best porker for National Banger week. Yorkshire’s most famous son chomped his way through Kathy Fordham’s Old English pork sausage, then declared her London regional winner

LEGENDARY cricket umpire Dickie Bird has found London’s Landmark’ banger—and it really did put a smile on his face.

He turned up at the S & M Café in Spitalfields to judge the best porker for National Banger week.

Yorkshire’s most famous son chomped his way through Kathy Fordham’s Old English pork sausage, then declared her regional winner for London.

Kathy was bowled over by the retired umpire. “I never imagined I’d get this far when I submitted my entry a few weeks ago,” she said.

The contest was the sizzling idea of the British Sausage Appreciation Society to celebrate the diversity of the traditional banger, with its 400 varieties in Britain alone.

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