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Community garden holds conkers championship

Competitors at the conkers tournament at the Cherry Gardens
Competitors at the conkers tournament at the Cherry Gardens

The Cherries Community garden conker championships took place at the weekend - the latest evert on the restored land alongside the Cherry gardens pub.

Coun Michael McLoughlin, who was one of the contestants, said: “The main achievement of the day was bringing the community together ... young and not so young.

“People and children out in the open air without anybody thumbing data into a keypad. Quite a few dogs graced the event with their presence and they seemed to be enjoying themselves too.

“The organisers even fed those who attended. It was a splendid effort by them.”