The Iconic Characters behind Dickinson & Morris


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As the award winning Dickinson & Morris Authentic Melton Mowbray Pork Pies undergo a significant relaunch, we explore the main characters behind the iconic brand’s name and history.

Our Story Starts with this Amazing Woman… 

Mary Dickinson (1768 to 1841)

Considered the originator of the hand raised Melton Mowbray pork pie, Mary is credited with using the first wooden dolly to raise a pastry case. Mary’s method has stood the test of time and she is the reason the Melton Mowbray Pork Pies we all know and love look the way they do.

Jump forward to 1851, the year of the great exhibition and the height of Britain’s Industrial Revolution. John Dickinson, Mary’s grandson, opens his bakery in Nottingham Street, Melton Mowbray.

John’s bakery is exactly where Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe is today.

In the 1880’s John Dickinson took under his wing an apprentice, Joseph Morris, saving Joseph from the local workhouse. The two worked so well together that in 1885 John added Joseph’s name to the business and so and the Dickinson & Morris pork pie you have in your hand was born.


The Range:

Dickinson & Morris Large Authentic Melton Mowbray Pork Pie 454g;  Dickinson & Morris Individual Authentic Melton Mowbray Pork Pie 140g;  Dickinson & Morris 2 Snack Authentic Melton Mowbray Pork Pie 150g (2x75g);  Dickinson & Morris 6 Mini Melton Mowbray Pork Pie 300g (6x50g).


Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Co-op, Ocado, Morrisons and Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe.

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