In 1992 Benita Moore wrote the following poem about Prince Charles’s visit to Bury Market and Chadwick’s Black Pudding Stall.
Sir Bury Black Pudding Or “How the Bury black Pudding was knighted”
Now I’ll tell you a tale ‘bout Black Puddings
The most luscious ones you’ve ever seen
And how they were knighted by Charlie
In lieu of his mother the Queen
Charles wer up on a visit to Bury
Round the market – ‘twer raining as well,’
When Charles stopped in his tracks in amazement
And asked: What’s that wonderful smell?”
“Tis Black Pudding Stall, Charlie, yer Highness,
Oh yes, Bury is famous for that
And there’s Mr Chadwick as meks ‘em
In his clogs and his chequered flat cap.”
“Take me there” ordered H.R. Highness,
“That aroma makes me feel quite merry.
I’ll take one for myself with some mustard
And one without salt for Prince Harry.”
Well, Mr Chadwick wer taken quite flustered
When he saw who appeared at his stall,
So also was his daughter Mary
Who med the Black Puddings ‘an all.
Said Charles: “Gosh, they don’t half smell lovely
They’re the blackest ones I’ve ever seen.”
Bill Chadwick said: “Charlie, I’m honoured
An I’ll mek one reet special fer’t Queen.
Well Charlie enjoyed ‘em so gradely,
He ordered two pounds tied-up neat
To take back to Buckingham Palace
An give al’t Royal Family a treat.
Bill Chawick wer quite flabbergasted
To get orders from Englands’ top swell,
So he gave him the bag of Black Puddings fer nowt
And some tripe and some elder as well!
Charlie thanked him, then as he was leaving,
A thought entered his royal mind
Of how to reward Mr Chadwick
Seeing as he’d been so kind.
“Come sir, let me knight your Black Puddings,
Of their goodness the country I’ll tell.
They’re a superbly luscious concoction
And a credit to Bury as well.”
Well, Bill Chadwick wer thrilled to his merrer
And piled t’puddings up on his stall.
Whilst Charles took his royal umbrella
And knighted them, each one and all.
So next time you see a black pudding,
Don’t think it’s beneath your cuisine,
Remember, it’s knighted by Charlie
And enjoyed by his mother – The QUEEN
From “The Funny Side of Life” by Benita Moore, A.L.A