The1846 Pudsey PuddingThe late J.R. Coulson recalled a conversation with Alfred Lund which took place one winter night in front of a good fire at Grove House, Pudsey. "
Under the shadow of the stained-glass window, Mr Lund and I resumed our talk about Pudsey's pudding. It was not a Christmas pudding, though most of the ingredients were suitable for one. It had been made in celebration of a notable event in national history.
|Pudsey people were almost solidly Radical and Free Traders in l846, and in that year the corn laws were repealed. The era of free trade was dawning and the hope of cheaper bread. The radicals of Pudsey could not let that went pass without a suitable celebration, and they decided that this should be original.|