Seagry families go bonkers for tradition
3:00pm Friday 11th October 2013 in Latest News
Conker battles took place in Seagry with youngsters and their families fighting it out in the annual contest.
Despite a shortage of the horse chestnut seeds, staff and pupils from Seagry School played on at the weekend thanks to donations of conkers from as far away as Cornwall.
Debbie Short, the school’s admin officer, said: “We had to do a big conker appeal because Year 6 pupils usually collect them but there were-n’t any this year.
“It was the first traditional event of the academic year so it was a nice way for new parents to come and join in and mix with other parents.”
The event is held every year at the Chestnuts, home of Tony Kay in Upper Seagry.
Mrs Short said: “It’s a tradition that has been going on for the last 20 years.
“We followed the ‘ye olde’ rules and the dads tried to split the other dads’ conkers.
“It’s all very good natured.”
There was a barbecue, cake stall and conker model competition, where people could make things out of conkers.
Championship winners received a medal, with runners-up taking home a certificate and £160 was raised for school funds.
Comments are closed on this article.