Ormskirk & Gingerbread
Where do you think of when you think of Gingerbread? Ormskirk may not spring to mind. However whilst a well-known place for Gingerbread in the UK began their production in 1854, Ormskirk Gingerbread had already been produced for over a hundred years prior, since 1732! Founded by the Fyles family, this gingerbread was later patronised by King Edward VI.
It seems that King Edward’s were drawn to Ormskirk, with its traditional outdoor market granted it’s Royal Charter in 1286 by King Edward I.
Today, Ormskirk Market continues to thrive, trading twice weekly every Thursday and Saturday, with stalls aplenty, it is renowned for being one of the UK’s oldest and most traditional outdoor markets. As well as fresh artisan breads, homemade pies, olives, fine cheeses, and fresh local produce including fish, meat and vegetables you’ll also find a modern twist on Ormskirk Gingerbread and also a variety of other traditional market goods.