Sunderland residents praise football fans selling 'mackem' made pies in Spain

A mackem man and his wife say they are living their dream life after setting up a pie shop in Spain and Sunderland residents have praised them for showing their love for the city.

By Faye Dixon
Friday, 21st February 2020, 2:40 pm
Updated Monday, 24th February 2020, 5:58 pm
Porky Pies sells an array of pastries.
Porky Pies sells an array of pastries.

Graham Clark, 59 and his wife Linda Clark, 60, upped sticks to move to warmer climes in Spain 16 years ago to set up a shop selling pork pies, sausage rolls and cherry Bakewell tarts to tourists and locals in Benalmádena.

The couple are Sunderland AFC fanatics and have taken their love for all things Black Cats to their new life in the sun.

Graham has Sunderland AFC memorabilia in his shop.

The couple’s shop is adorned with the SAFC crest and Graham is well known in the area for his love for the team.

After the couple’s journey featured on Channel 5’s Bargain Loving Brits in the Sun on Thursday February 20, Sunderland residents were been keen to praise them for their love for the city and the football team.

June Humphries said: “Watched the show last night. Good luck to both of them.”

Roslyn Wright Burnikell said: “Fab people, fab pies and meals.”

Graham and Linda pictured in the first Porky Pies.

George Ayre agreed, saying: “Smashing people. Lovely food.”

Neil Foster added that he “watched a few SAFC games in his bar in Arroya.”

Karina Blades commented: “Watching you now. Good show. Miss you both.”