Sunday, 2 October 2011

Chestnuts & Conkers


As we’ve noticed already this month, there is more than enough fruit on trees this year. This chestnut tree is simply loaded.
And of course, all the kids (well, boys mostly) are scurrying about collecting the zillions of horse-chestnuts (aka conkers) that have fallen, preparing them for playground contests to come.

The annual Conker Fighting Festival at the Red Lion pub in Boundary (near Cheadle) falls on October 16th this year. It's a event when fierce rivalries surface...

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