Leicestershire's Christmas pork pie tradition

Turkey with all the trimmings was undoubtedly on the Christmas Day menu for millions of Brits.

But in Leicestershire, thousands will have also tucked into a pork pie - for breakfast.

The county's tradition is said to date back to when members of the aristocracy decamped to Melton for hunting season.

It is believed the pork pie was developed as an on-the-go snack for hungry hunters.

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