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Faggots originated as a traditional cheap food consumed by ordinary country people in Western England, particularly...


Faggots originated as a traditional cheap food consumed by ordinary country people in Western England, particularly west Wiltshire and the West Midlands.

Their popularity spread from there, especially to South Wales in the mid-nineteenth century, when many agricultural workers left the land to work in the rapidly expanding industry and mines of that area.

Faggots are also known as "ducks" in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, and Lancashire, often as "savoury ducks".
The first use of the term in print was in the Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser of Saturday 3 June 1843, a news report of a gluttonous man who ate twenty of them.

A popular dish is faggots and peas. (Mushy peas)
It is still common to see small butchers' shops in the area selling faggots cheaply, made to their own recipe.

Penleigh Farm Butchers great produce and quality.

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