Speaking of Apple Pie with Birds Custard as I did the other day, reminded me of the delights of Blackberry and Apple Pie, or Blackberry and Apple Crumble - home-made by our Mum, or by our sister Maureen.
Scarcely over a mile from our home was a semi rural enclave within the City of Bristol. It was and is known as "Clay Bottom" (bu it is now "developed"),
Back then we would wander up to Clay Bottom when the Brambles were loaded with entirely sweet and juicy wild black berries,
If we hadn't gorged ourselves whilst harvesting, there would be sufficient berries to take home to become part of a pie or a crumble.
We'd do the same in other rural or semi rural areas on the outskirts of Bristol.