Looking back: New snack on the menu in 1977

Falkirk Herald nostalgia. The Falkirk Herald 26th February 1977.
Falkirk Herald nostalgia. The Falkirk Herald 26th February 1977.

It was good news for Falkirk housewives back in 1977 thanks to new training for Mathieson’s the Bakers.

The staff spent a week learning the art of making Tiddie Oggies – better known as Cornish Pasties!

And to make sure that the customers were offered the genuine product, Mathieson’s got in touch with Plymouth Technical College to find out just how they could learn the Cornish secret.

The college put the Falkirk firm in touch with Richard Bourdeax known as the ‘‘grand old man of Cornish pasties’’ who made the 500 mile trip from Cornwall to teach the art of making the perfect pasty.

Mr Bourdeax, from Praza, near Cambourne, who made his first pasty in the 1920s, said the secret was all in the mix of meat to veg.