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Pumpkin competitions

by janet on 6 August 2012 · 0 comments

Pumpkin competitions

Pumpkin competitions were a regular autumnal delight at the White Lion during the 1960s and 70s. Growing large pumpkins was evidently a pastime in Walkern from at least the 1850s – there was a report in the Herts Mercury & Reformer on 18 September 1852 of an ‘immense gourd… weighing 99lbs and measuring 5 feet 4 inches round’ growing in the garden at Walkern Hall.

Click below to see photos and reports of some of the White Lion competitions – please do let us know if you can put names to faces, or if you have photos that can be included.

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