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The Sandwich Celebration

 

 


Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th May 2014

 

      Two Day Food Fayre

 

      Cookery demonstrations

 

      Sandwich Bites 'Sandwich of Sandwich' competition

 

      Streets closed to traffic

 

      Street Music

 

      Polly & Paloma's Craft Fair in St Peter's Gardens

 

 

Click here to book a food stall for:

 

 

A two day food fayre on the Guildhall Forecourt

Around 40 stalls selling quality local produce will pack the Guildhall Forecourt and Market Street on both days.  Saturday 0900am to 5.00pm and Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm. 

Stalls Include:

 

The Real Pasat Company

Scrumalicious Cakes

Hearts Delight Fruit Juices

Deliciously Made For You Choc Tarts

Koko Nuts Mexican Food

Ickle Pickle

Kentish Pip Cider

Little Brittany Crepes

Enzo's Bakery

A La Margarida Hot Food

O'er The Moon confectionery

Creative Foodie

Godmersham Game venison burgers and sausages

Creative Vegetarian Catering

Farmhouse Kitchen, Cheeses, jams, honey

Samovar Russian Food

Wantsum Ales

Cinque Ports Community Kitchen

Olives R Good For U

Laslett's Asparagus

 

Stalls in the street

Market Street will be closed to traffic both days.

Stalls will include the sandwich making compettion, local caterers and some general interest stalls selling a range of products

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- for booking information click here

 

Sandwich Bites Competition - to find 'The sandwich of Sandwich 2014'

 

The competition will be held in two categories:  Professional establishments who offer a 'great sandwich in Sandwich' to our visitors; and non-professionals. 

Click Here for the rules for non-professional category.

 

 

 

Sandwich Bites 2014

 

Non-Professional Category

 

Open to all Sandwich based individuals, groups and societies, free to enter.

Prize: The winner to receive a £10 token to spend at each of the 12 professional establishments entering the competition, ie a first prize value of £120.

Rules:

Entrants must have registered their interest to the organisers by Thursday 8th May.  Click here to enter – just  email your name and contact details

The competition will be held over two days.

Day One:  Saturday 10th May. 

A single round of a sandwich, ie two slices of bread with a filling: to be presented on an 8inch white paper plate.  Entrants may name their sandwich and should provide an information card up to a  that can be of any size up to a maximum of  A5.  Useful information would include ingredients and preparation notes or nutritional information etc

A reasonable amount of garnish can be used consistent with using the 8 inch plate.

All entrants must present their sandwich to the sandwich bites tent in market street on Saturday 10th May by 11.00am at which time they will be put on display for the public to view and to judge the shortlist.

The public will be given a voting card to nominate the 10 best entrants.  The cards will be placed in a ballot box and counted by the organisers at 3.00pm on Saturday.  The 10 shortlisted entrants will be marked with a star or similar to indicate that they will form the shortlisted entrants for the finals on Sunday.

Day 2: Sunday 11th May.

The ten shortlisted entrants should present a fresh but identical sandwich by 11.00am.  They will be judged by invited celebrity judges who will decide an overall winner and two runners-up.  The winner will receive the first prize and all three will receive a framed certificate and be invited to take part in a photo shoot.

 

Recent History

 

The Sandwich Celebration was a major event in 2012.  It celebrated the 250th anniversary of the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu, inadvertantly giving his name to the now world recognised snack meal.

 

 

 

Photo:

The current Earl of Sandwich, MP Laura Sandys and 2012 competition winner Francesca Reed

 

 

For a brief history of the sandwich click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sandwich Celebration 2012 celebrated the 250th anniversary of the 'invention' of the sandwich by the 4th Earl of Sandwich. 

The Celebration was a most enjoyable weekend.  Rather than take this web page down we have left it up with some links to the many World Wide news and TV articles that covered the event.

We also have a photo gallery:  Click Here.

This Russian TV clip has some lovely footage:

http://www.5-tv.ru/news/54472/

 

See these two German TV clips.  The first is in English. It's four minutes long, so it may take a few moments to load.  The second is in German:

 

http://mediacenter.dw.de/english/video/item/503179/The_Legacy_of_Sandwich/


http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek/beitrag/video/1642530/250.-Geburtstag-des-Sandwiches#/beitrag/video/1642530/250.-Geburtstag-des-Sandwiches

 

See all these links - global coverage indeed!

British town of Sandwich celebrates 250 years of sandwiches
StarPhoenix
Historians are sceptical of the claim that the earl actually invented the sandwich, arguing it belongs to a long line of bread-based snacks stretching back much further than the 18th century, but this has not stopped the town from celebrating its local ...

UK town celebrates 250 years of sandwiches
Daily Monitor
By AFP (email the author) The British town of Sandwich will Sunday stage a dramatic re-enactment of the moment when the town's earl was said to have invented the sandwich, to mark the 250th anniversary of the bread-based snack.


Trying to make the 250yearold sandwich new again The Globe and Mail
Eleventh Earl of Sandwich John Montagu eats a sandwich in this handout photo ... a sharp dagger brandished it at the Eleventh Earl of Sandwich plunged it ...
7 questions on sandwiches


BBC News
Historians argue, however, that the sandwich belongs to a long line of bread-based snacks stretching down the centuries. Test yourself on the humble snack. What was John Montagu, fourth Earl of Sandwich, doing when he ordered his manservant to bring ...

Portsmouth fillers
The Guardian
John Robson London • On the 250th anniversary of the first sandwich (Born and bread, 12 May), named after the fourth Earl of Sandwich, we should be relieved that the original Earl, John Montagu, was unsuccessful in seeking his preferred title, the Earl ...

UK town celebrates 250th anniversary of sandwiches
Business Standard
PTI / London May 13, 2012, 18:05 The British town of Sandwich today celebrated the 250th anniversary of the moment when its Earl invented the bread-based meal that would go on to become a global convenience snack. The first written record of the ...

 

250 YEARS OF THE WORLD'S HANDIEST MEAL...THE SANDWICH
Express.co.uk
Better known as the 11th Earl of Sandwich, he is recreating the scene 250 years ago when his ancestor the 4th Earl gave us the world's most enduring item of fast food. Nobody suggests that the 4th Earl, the First Lord of the Admiralty who was blamed ...

Sandwich celebrates its 250th anniversary
Times of India
John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, is said to be the man after whom the sandwich was named, 250 years back. When he ordered beef served between slices of bread about 250 years ago he probably did not think his request would become a global ...

Sandwich celebrates 250th birthday
GlobalPost
(Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images) A British town has marked 250 years since the sandwich was invented by its fourth Earl, John Montagu. According to the Independent newspaper, the first written record of the sandwich dates back to 1762, and the story goes ...

Had they not clicked, sandwiches may well have been rubber flip-flops
Economic Times
So, we must thank whoever invented the sandwich even if the eponymous English earl was not, as some historians aver, the first one to come up with the idea of putting meaty morsels between two pieces of bread for easy consumption, a mere 250 years ago.

Sandwich celebrates its 250th anniversary
Mid-Day
The first written record of the sandwich was in 1762 and the Kent town of Sandwich, which is the earldom of the Montagu family, is celebrating the 250th anniversary of the meal. Montagu, a prominent naval commander, became the first Earl of Sandwich ...
See all stories on this topic »

 

Sandwich's 250th anniversary
Hindu Business Line
PTI The British town of Sandwich today celebrated the 250th anniversary of the moment when its Earl invented the bread-based meal that would go on to become a global convenience snack. The first written record of the sandwich was in 1762 and the Kent ...

The Sandwich Revolution
ABC Online (blog)
That was the clever idea of the Earl of Sandwich which gave rise to a food revolution. As its popularity spread a sandwich was regarded as restaurant fare, not the convenient fast food it is today. But it seems the humble sandwich is going through a ...

A history of popular sandwiches
St. Thomas Times-Journal
The handy meal - or at least, its name - was born in 1762 when John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, is said to have asked servants for cuts of beef between slices of bread so that he could eat while continuing to play cards.


World briefs
Times of Malta
Dressed in 18th-century costume, actors recreated the night when the John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich – a rapacious card-player – “called for a slice of beef between two toasted pieces of bread so that he could carry on gaming uninterrupted”.

Diary: How sandwich celebrations were left with a bitter taste
The Independent
It is an undisputed fact that the sandwich is named after John Montagu, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, who served several terms as First Lord of the Admiralty. He sponsored Captain Cook's round-the-world voyage in 1778, which is why Cook gave the name of ...


The Sandwich's 250th Birthday | Long Island Press
Sunday marked the 250th birthday of everyone's favorite lunch item, the sandwich. The sandwich was put together by the Earl of Sandwich, so on Sunday the.
www.longislandpress.com/.../the-sandwichs-250th-birthday/

UK town celebrates 250th anniversary of sandwiches
The story goes that fourth Earl of Sandwich asked for beef served between slices of bread so that he could eat while continuing to play cards and his friends ...
www.dailypioneer.com/.../65085-uk-town-celebrates-250th-an...

PM - The humble sandwich turns 250 14/05/2012
According to legend, it's 250 years since the John Montagu, Fourth Earl of Sandwich, called for a slice of beef between two toasted pieces of bread so that he ...
www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2012/s3502579.htm

Town celebrates sandwich history - The West Australian
Dressed in 18th-century costume, actors on Sunday recreated the night when John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich - a keen card player - "called for a slice ...
au.news.yahoo.com/.../town-celebrates-sandwich-history/

Sandwich Celebrates 250th Birthday - 104.5 and 96.1 The Point ...
Residents of Sandwich, England, are celebrating the 250th anniversary of the invention of the sandwich, first ordered by the fourth earl of Sandwich. History says ...
wxerfm.com/blogs/post/.../sandwich-celebrates-250th-birthday...

Town of Sandwich Celebrates 250 Years of Sandwiches
Actors dressed in 18th-century costume will recreate the night when John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, who loved to play cards, “called for a slice of ...
www.vagabondish.com/town-of-sandwich-celebrates-250-year...

Pass the mayo the sandwich has existed for 250 years msnNOW
The town actually "staged a dramatic reenactment" of the history-changing card game when the fourth Earl of Sandwich asked for "a slice of beef between two ...
now.msn.com/living/0514-sandwich-250-anniversary.aspx

Anniversary of the Sandwich « Voices from Russia
By 01varvara
Exactly 250 years ago, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, playing cards, put meat between two slices of bread. That was the birth of the true English sandwich. According to legend, the Earl of Sandwich became very hungry during a card ...
Voices from Russia

Celebrate British Sandwich Week with a Bacon Butty | Tellyspotting
By Bill Young
While we are still several months away from the 294th birthday of the Earl of Sandwich (3 November, 2012) and National Sandwich Day, it's time to pay tribute to the 250th anniversary of the invention of the sandwich during British Sandwich ...
Tellyspotting

HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR SANGER?
By Wendy Harmer
The current earl will host a huge sandwich lunch in tribute to “the fourth earl of Sandwich who, 250 years ago, had his masterly inspiration in creating the universal fast food the world knows and loves,” according to posters for the event.
TheHoopla

The great British culinary success story - Wharf
By Giles Broadbent
Some 250 years ago, the aforementioned Earl of Sandwich demanded "bits of cold meat" between bread. His contemporaries ordered "the same as Sandwich" and so one of the great British culinary success stories was born. The British ...
Wharf

UK town marks 250 years of sandwiches
Pakistan Observer
London—The British town of Sandwich will Sunday stage a dramatic re-enactment of the moment when the town's earl was said to have invented the sandwich, to mark the 250th anniversary of the bread-based snack. Dressed in 18th-century costume, ...


Capital News » British town of Sandwich celebrates 250 years of ...
Dressed in 18th-century costume, actors will recreate the night when the John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich — a rapacious card-player — “called for a ...
www.capital

 

 

British town of Sandwich celebrates 250 years of sandwiches | All ...
By allkenyanews
Dressed in 18th-century costume, actors will recreate the night when the John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich — a rapacious card-player — “called for a slice of beef between two toasted pieces of bread so that he could carry on gaming ...
All Kenya News

Vegan Appetite: Happy Birthday to the Sandwich! Win a Book!
By Tami
"It may come as a surprise that the term “sandwich” comes from a shady and corrupt past. The 4th Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu, was a very wealthy and opinionated aristocrat. According to history, he was opposed to any kind of democratic ...
Vegan Appetite

fm.co.ke/.../british-town-of-sandwich-celebrates-2...

English town celebrates 250 years of the sandwich
Radio New Zealand
The English town of Sandwich is celebrating the 250th anniversary of the meal which bears its name. The first written record of the sandwich was in 1762 when John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, asked for a dish of beef served between slices of ...

Sandwich celebrates 250th birthday
UPI.com
SANDWICH, England, May 12 (UPI) -- Residents of Sandwich, England, are celebrating the 250th anniversary of the invention of the sandwich, first ordered by the fourth earl of Sandwich. History says the earl, John Montagu, first ordered a sandwich in ...


Sandwich celebrates 250 years of its culinary namesake
The Independent
Residents of the Kent town of Sandwich will discover just who among them makes the best sandwich today as they celebrate the 250th anniversary of the culinary creation. The current Earl of Sandwich, and other judges, will sample the final entries in ...


BBC NEWS - Sandwich celebrates 250th anniversary of the sandwich
When John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, ordered beef served between slices of bread about 250 years ago he probably did not think his request would ...
m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-18010424

Fete British Sandwich Week with recipe for wasabi roast beef sarnie
Yahoo! Philippines News
Legend has it that the ubiquitous food item consumed the world over as a lunchtime staple, portable snack and one-handed meal was created in 1762 by the 4th Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu, during a 24-hour gambling streak in which he called for some ...

Sandwic

Sandwich celebrates 250th anniversary of the sandwich
BBC News
When John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, ordered beef served between slices of bread about 250 years ago he probably did not think his request would become a global convenience meal. The story goes that the Earl asked for the particular serving ...

h celebrates 250th anniversary of the sandwich
BBC News
When John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, ordered beef served between slices of bread about 250 years ago he probably did not think his request would become a global convenience meal. The story goes that the Earl asked for the particular serving ...

Sandwich turns 250 and we celebrate Toronto's most creative version of 2012
Toronto Star
A word on sandwich history: in 1762, the story goes, inveterate gambler John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, demanded cuts of beef between slices of bread so he could play cards and eat. Friends followed suit, asking for “the same as Sandwich.

 

Kent: A feast of sandwiches and a celebration of Dickens
The Independent
The Sandwich Celebrations (sandwichevents.info; 12-13 May) will mark the moment when John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, wrapped two slices of bread around a tasty filling, 250 years ago. The present Earl – the 11th – will host special events around ...

Happy Birthday, Sandwich!
Sacramento Bee
But did you know the sandwich has a tantalizing history? In 1762 John Montagu, the Fourth Earl of a small town in the United Kingdom called Sandwich, was on a winning streak while playing cards during a heated match. He refused to leave the playing ...


A tasty tribute to the Earl of Sandwich | Cuban Travels
On a twelfth day of May in 1762, John Montagu, improved famous as a 4th Earl of Sandwich, was on a winning strain during a gaming list and refused to leave to ...
www.cubantravels.net/?p=991

 

 

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Re-enactment

 

A re-enactment of the very moment when the Fouth Earl called for a sandwich.  The photo below shows the Earl at the age he may have been when he called for a slice of beef between two toasted pieces of bread so that he could carry on gaming un-interrupted.  The re-enactment will be in the street.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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