Sunday, September 14, 2014
BUMPER BRIGG CONKER CROP?
Having looked at several Brigg horse chestnut trees in the past week or two, we reckon there might be a bumper crop of conkers this autumn.
We took this picture of the huge conker tree on Wrawby Road, just outside the Cemetery Lodge. It seems well loaded with nuts in their protective green shells.
The game of conkers no longer enjoys the popularity it did decades ago, although we hope that some Brigg youngsters will be stringing them up and enjoying hard-fought contests in the weeks ahead.
Remember, though, that soaking conkers in vinegar and baking them in the oven is cheating.
This process was intended to harden them up and meant they would last longer in battle.