Eyes on the pies – young Sunderland bakers want your help to make their Dicksons design a success

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PIE-LOVERS are being urged to back three young bakers as their pastries hit the shops.

The 14-year-olds from Sandhill View School want Wearsiders to vote for their pie as it hits the shelves of Dicksons this week to be put to the public test.

Melissa Cowens-Stewart, James Elliott and Courtney Stubbs created the Coronation Bomber pie – a corned beef hash based recipe – as part of a school project to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the family pork butchers Dicksons.

The Coronation Bomber got through to the final of the competition. It is now going head to head with Hog Roast pie, created by youngsters at Harton Technology College in South Shields, and will be sampled across Dicksons shop in South Tyneside and Wearside until the end of the month.

People will be asked to vote for their favourite – in store or via Dicksons’ facebook or Twitter page – and the one with the most votes by Sunday will become a part of its product range and sold across its store network throughout August. The Sandhill View students were offered the opportunity to market their product and jumped at the chance of taking over the company’s Pallion shop during a busy lunchtime.

Melissa said: “Please vote for our product. It tastes amazing, even if we do say ourselves.”

Visit the company’s facebook page – dicksonsfamilyporkbutchers.