Queen Mary, the Markfield Piggery and the 'Tottenham Pudding'

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Queen Mary inspecting the 'Tottenham Pudding' - Courtesy: Bruce Castle Museum (Haringey Culture, Libraries and Learning)
Queen Mary inspecting the 'Tottenham Pudding' - Courtesy: Bruce Castle Museum (Haringey Culture, Libraries and Learning)

"The piggery: As a wartime measure (WWII), a Pig Farm was located on the site and visited by no lesser a person than the then Queen Elizabeth (the late Queen Mother) on one occasion. I believe that it fell into disuse following the cessation of hostilities, but was briefly re-introduced experimentally during the 1950s. I remember going to an 'Open Day' at the piggery, or it may even have been the actual re-opening event. Kitchen waste was collected from households in the area once a week to be turned into 'pig swill' or 'Tottenham Pudding'. I vaguely recall white enamel buckets with lids being provided for this purpose."

By Richard Hadingham, who grew up in Tottenham in the 1950s. We thank Richard for sharing his memories. Please do get in touch, especially if you too have memories of the Moselle...