|The pie (left) and the warning notice about climbing on it (right)|
I don't suppose there's much demand for notices saying 'Please Do Not Climb On The Pie'.
You wouldn't need to have such notices mass-produced and stockpiled against an outbreak of people climbing on pies all over the place.
Most pies are not suitable for climbing on, anyway. They're soft and squashy and liable to get flattened should you try it.
So I've no hesitation in declaring this particular warning notice a one-off, created especially for Holland's Pies' 160th anniversary exhibition at Manchester's Museum of Science & Industry in early February 2012
It was possible, though, for those who so wished to have their photographs taken standing next to the giant pie, which can just be seen in our photo.
It was, I should point out, not a real pie, but a huge fake one, and rather horrible to behold.
I'm never really surprised at the things they get up to in Manchester, you know.
Originally published on THE ODD EXCEPTION 17th February 2012