A SAUSAGE specially produced for the Wool Fair in Shipston has been named by a town schoolgirl.

Traditional butchers Taylors of Shipston ran a competition with the year 10 food technology students at Shipston High School to choose a name for the new lamb sausage.

But it was The Shipston Woolly Mango Twist, suggested by Steph Osborne, that impressed the butchers. She also suggested the recipe for the sausage now being sold at Taylors.

It was made to celebrate the Wool Fair, which took place on Monday (25).Taylors will be selling a number of lamb-based produce to mark the town’s sheep heritage.

Several students visited the butchers to see how sausages were made and were all asked to come up with an appropriate name for the festival’s newest banger.

Food technology teacher Emma Butterworth, said: “It has been excellent for students to see how their food is produced and understand how sausages are made. It is great to have a butchers on the doorstep that makes their own sausages so students can appreciate the food production process.”

Proprietor Darren Taylor said: “I am delighted to work with the high school to promote healthy eating and to show the students how we make sausages from the best ingredients.

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