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Feature in a new book

Melanie McGrath portrate

My name is Melanie McGrath. Our East London heritage matters and I need your help to preserve it. I’m the author of two previous East End books, Silvertown and Hopping. For the next few months I’m going to be working on a new project about life on the Roman Road and at G Kelly and …

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We Wish You a Merry Pie & Mash (video)

Mike G enjoying a spoonful of pie and mash

The Pie & Mash Club sing their reworked version of We Wish You a Merry Christmas: We Wish You a Merry Pie & Mash during their annual visit. Lyrics: We wish you a Merry Pie & Mash We wish you a Merry Pie & Mash We wish you a Merry Pie & Mash And a …

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Pie & Mash shop origins

eel stall

Before the arrival of pie and mash shops, pie and mash was sold by itinerant pie-men and eels by street sellers of pea soup and hot eels. The first pie and mash shops were seen in London in the middle of the nineteenth century. In 1851 Henry Mayhew, a social historian, studied the occupations of …

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Sunday opening 11:00 – 3:00

Pearly Kings and Queens

Starting from this Sunday (1st March) we will be open 11:00 – 3:00 for your alternative Pie & Mash Sunday lunch. We’re making this move in response to your feedback and the success of our special Sunday opening during the Roman Road Winter Festival ’14. Officially we’re starting these openings off as a 1 month trial, if …

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What’s that green stuff? Liquor explained

a plate of pie and mash

I’m often asked by customers what liquor is, what its origins are, and if it contains eel – time to clear some things up. Liquor is a savoury parsley sauce commonly served with traditional London style Pie & Mash. Liquor is not alcoholic; the name instead refers to a liquid in which something has been cooked[1]. …

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