Gold award for sandwich team
Cadets at military service
A TEAM of sandwich makers have won an award which celebrates the best butties in the business.
Brother and sister Simon and Jo Weselby and their friend Dave Freel, from Livesey’s Delicatessan and Coffee Shop, have won a gold award in the British Sandwich Association’s industry awards known as the Sammies, in the category for independent cafe retailer.
The gold now sits alongside the other awards that they have picked up since setting up the business, on High Street, Bollington, four years ago.
Simon said: “The Sammies are designed to promote the very best in Britain’s much loved sandwich.
“We were judged against the nation’s finest sandwich makers and are proud of this award. We narrowly missed out on the Platinum award.
“Our sandwiches are made using the finest ingredients, often locally sourced. Over the years we have become a popular destination for YOUNG air cadets represented Bollington to take part in a special military service.
The youngsters from 236 Bollington Squadron Air Training Corps joined representatives from the Bollington branch of the Royal British Legion and the Royal Air Forces Association at the event to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
The service took place at the national war memorial at Capel le Ferne in Kent.
Prince Michael Duke of Kent took the royal salute at the service.
Deryck Sutton, who is our hungry customers.
“People in Bollington don’t have to travel far to find out what the best sandwich in the UK might taste like.”
It all started after Jo and Dave shared a love of good food. Dave was a contestant on the first series of TV dining show Come Dine With Me.
Simon said: “Livesey’s was set up by my sister Jo and I here in Bollington, ably aided by our friend Dave.
“The idea of the business was powered by Jo and Dave’s love of good food. They sold me the idea and I put up the initial finance. Until recently I have been working in the aerospace industry in France but now I’m back home to help out.
“We offer eat-in and take-out drinks and food plus a catering service for events. We aim to offer exciting flavours and variations on traditional dishes from around the corner and the around the world but wherever we can use products from Bollington.
“To make the prefect sandwich you need chairman of the Bollington and District branch of the Royal British Legion, said it was a proud moment for the young cadets.
He said: “The weather was most unkind, wet and windy and all flying displays were cancelled, but despite this more than 4,000 people had a really good day.
“It was a long trip down there for the representatives from Bollington but it was most worthwhile.
“It was a proud moment to have the standards representing the groups from Bollington taking passion, quality and expertise but we like to give our creations a bit of outward character too. We give them names like King Kong or Hummus Be Joking and with a little extra attention to presentation we have something that delights our customers.” part in this anniversary event.”
The Bollington Squadron Air Training Corps aims to give members aged between 13 and 20 years activities to encourage an interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force, provide training which will be useful in the services and civilian life and encourage the spirit of adventure, as well as develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship.
The squadron parades every Monday and Thursday at 7pm at The Slaughter House, Shrigley Road, Bollington.
●● Bollington air cadets with Deryck Sutton, chairman of Bollington Royal British Legion, centre, at a service to mark 75th anniversary of Battle of Britain in Kent
●● Dave Freel from Livesey’s deli in Bollington, Macclesfield, the shop has won gold award at British Sandwich Association’s Sammies