You couldn’t get enough of this tasty Sunderland treat

Villette Road in 1959.
Villette Road in 1959.
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Scrumptious Maws pies got your taste buds tingling and your memories working in overdrive.

We asked you to look at a photograph of the Maws premises in Villette Road in Sunderland and 40,000 of you took a look at the post on social media.

Villette Road and the Maws shop in 1977.

Villette Road and the Maws shop in 1977.

The common consensus was that the pies were delicious, especially with a bag of peas and gravy.

We’re delighted that 180 of you shared your comments on the Sunderland favourite, including John Paterson who said: “Out of grange park school straight to mars pies a bag of peas and gravy eat them and get my dinner when I got home good appetite in those days.”

Richie Samuelson recalled: “My driving instructor got me to parallel park outside so he could nip in and get pie peas and gravy x 2. True story.”

Lots of you reminded us of the other Maws shops which sold just as delicious products.

I used to live at pennywell, van used to come round and we took pan out for peas and gravy, never tasted better since

Karen Miller

Niv Hutchinson said: “The original maws pies was south hylton in the 60s used to come round the estates in a blue transit van.”

Karen Miller said: “I used to live at pennywell, van used to come round and we took pan out for peas and gravy, never tasted better since,”

Mary Theresa Steel told us: “I used to ride down to Villette Rd evry Sat morning on my bike for Maws pies for Sat dinnertime.”

Christine Green commented: “Villette road in it’s hey day , happy memories.”

Villette Road, Hendon, Sunderland.

Villette Road, Hendon, Sunderland.

And Julie Garland said: “The best, I miss them.”

You also asked if we had any more vintage photographs of Villette Road and we were happy to oblige.

So take a look at these images of the street including some from 1959, and a more recent shot which was taken in 2010.

If you have any topic you would like us to feature in our Wearside Echoes section, just get in touch and tell us more.

Villette Road showing Luxdons in 1959.

Villette Road showing Luxdons in 1959.

Email chris.cordner@jpress.co.uk