A whistle-stop tour of the West Lancashire coastal strip by the TMB's Men In White has helped consolidate tripe as the offal that's making a comeback in the North West.
While trotters, kidneys and liver continue to decline in popularity, the rise of tripe knows no limits. Today, the Men In White visited a Polish delicatessen in Crosby and discussed all matters flaki with the proprietor. After that, it was time to dash to Southport's lovely new food market which is a credit to the town. There they found two retailers stocking tripe, one of whom agreed to pose for a promotional photo for the TMB. We salute you, Steve Adams (pictured above, from Holmes-Smith Speciality Foods) and we hope your sales continue to rise as we spread the news about tripe.
While in the three towns, the Men In White also looked in on Broadhurst's Bookshop in Southport, Pritchard's in Crosby and the Old Bookshop in Formby. All are now stocking copies of Dr Derek J Ripley's seminal local history book Forgotten Lancashire and Parts of Cheshire and the Wirral. Dr Ripley's book was reviewed in the October issue of Lancashire Life magazine under the heading A Load of Old Tripe?