Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Pumpkin too big for scales at charity sale

A GIANT pumpkin used for a guess- the-weight game had to be taken to a shop to find out just his heavy it really was

A GIANT pumpkin used for a guess- the-weight game had to be taken to a shop to find out just how heavy it really was.

It was part of a sale of produce which took place in Henley market place to raise money for the Henley Allotments Association and the Ways and Means Trust at Greenshoots in Peppard.

Visitors could guess the weight of the pumpkin, grown by plot holder Carl Lambourne, in return for a 50p donation.

But when organiser Dave McEwen came to weigh it on his scales he found it was too big. Town councillor David Eggleton provided a luggage trolley to take the pumpkin to Boots in Bell Street where it was weighed on the in-store scales and was found to be 51kg.


Mr McEwen, of Church Street, Henley, said: ?We were really pleased with how the sale went because it?s the first time we?ve done it. We got good support from the people of the town. There was a lot of interest in the giant vegetables in particular.

?I think we will do it again. We usually do a plant sale in May which is very successful so we hope to repeat both events next year.?


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