Festival guest Sue likes to pig out on roast pork

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Sue Woodall lives in East Yorkshire.

She has been in Ladies in Pigs for 26 years, the last nine as chairwoman.

Ladies in Pigs promote British pork and are the special guests at the Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival at the Villa Marina Gardens on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September.

Sue is married to Phil, with two grown-up children: Gemma, a teacher, and Mark, who trades commodities.

Her parents were wholesale pork butchers in Hull before they retired and Phil is the managing director of a farmers’ cooperative, buying and selling pigs.

What is your idea of a perfect meal?

I don’t think you can beat a good roast pork dinner with all the trimmings and crackling, of course, or if I’m out I do love fish, especially lobster.

What is your favourite way to relax?

Holidays with the family sun and a good book.

What is your greatest extravagance?

We have recently moved house and, considering the children had moved out, we predicted a down-size. However, we’ve opted for a house with more room to entertain, so all my time and earnings is with the house.

Do you have any pets?

No, due to being away with work a lot it would not be fair, although I do have a ’granddog’, my son’s cocker spaniel Guinness, who I adore .

What is your greatest achievement?

Winning the David Black award in 2014 on behalf of Ladies in Pigs in the House of Commons. This is the highest award in the British pig industry and is presented every year to somebody who has made a valuable and sustained contribution to the industry.

What is your favourite time of the year?

Christmas: winter evenings, good quality family time.

What is the first job you ever had?

Working on a Saturday in a local butcher’s shop making burgers, and I was paid £3 for the day.

Do you have any irrational fears?


What is your worst habit?

Talking too much - and I can be a bit loud.

What is your favourite book?

Books by Valerie Wood, a local East Yorkshire author.

What is your favourite TV programme?

The Great British Bake Off and some of the soaps: Emmerdale and Coronation Street.

What is your favourite band/artist at the moment?

I’m more into musicals and classical music. I sing in a ladies’ choir.

What is your favourite part of the Isle of Man?

I have never visited so I’m looking forward to seeing the island when over for the Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival.

What is the last show/band that you saw live?

Alfie Boe and Michael Ball in concert at Leeds.

If time/money were no object, what would be your perfect day?

A day on a Sunseeker boat somewhere tropical with all my friends and family.

Choose three people, dead or alive, to invite to dinner?

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Dawn French and Olly Murs.

Which do you prefer:

Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?


Cats or dogs?


Birthday or Christmas? Christmas

Starter or pudding?


Quiet night in or night out? Night out.

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Peter · 4 days ago · Report

A lovely celebration of a woman who lives off the wholesale torture and slaughter of innocent, intelligent beings.

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