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19/09/2020 9:09 am  

Just collected a couple of conkers, from the Horse Chesnut tree in our garden.

We'd lived here a few years before I even realised that we had our own conker tree!

I'm pretty sure, when I was growing up (OK, we're all still growing up, but when I was growing up and still in short trousers), that having my *own* conker tree would have made me pretty popular with all my mates at school ...

 

So, who fancies a conker fight at play time ???

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19/09/2020 10:46 am  

So, who fancies a conker fight at play time ???

Remember to wear your full safety gear.


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19/09/2020 11:34 am  

So, who fancies a conker fight at play time ???

Remember to wear your full safety gear.

Good point @robin

I'm guessing the conker fights are banned in schools nowadays.

Apart from the obvious H&S risks of being rapped on the knuckles by an errant swing, you've also got to consider the implied encouragement of aggression suggested by "fight", the fact that I only ever saw boys having conker fights, so it's clearly sexist, and then the cruelty to conkers aspect.

Oh, and you probably can't do it on a phone or tablet, so kids won't be interested anyways ...

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19/09/2020 12:23 pm  

I'm guessing the conker fights are banned in schools nowadays

@tv1010101   Yes it seems to be wrong in so many ways, I don't think that kids are allowed have fun nowadays.


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