Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes could be seen at the Copsale Hall Pumpkin day on Sunday. Once the doors opened at 10.00am there was a constant stream of every conceivable size and shaped pumpkin through the door.
Those who had registered earlier in the year for the largest grown pumpkin brought along their giants. Bill Cable, who has held the title for the past 3 years, stood down from the competition this time and was invited to judge instead. The winning pumpkin was grown by Jan Pieniazek and measured a whopping 2 metres in girth.
Inside the Hall, the fantastic carved pumpkins were displayed. Sir Charles Burrell joined Bill to choose their favourite. They ranged from large to small, gruesome to cute. The pumpkins were “all so well done”, it was difficult to make a decision but, in the end, the judges chose a huge, beautifully carved specimen by Jan Futcher.
During the morning, the forth memorial tree in the Nuthurst Parish was dedicated at the Copsale Hall. A beautiful spindle tree has been planted to commemorate all those from the area, who gave their lives during the two world wars.
Paddy Bullen, who has been leading the Nuthurst Remembers project, Sir Charles Burrell, Landlord of Copsale Hall and Dennis Livingstone, Chairman of Copsale Hall, officiated as the dedication took place. The tree will serve as a permanent reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by those who fell.
The Hall was bathed in sunshine all morning as everyone enjoyed bacon butties whilst admiring the pumpkins. For further pictures of the event, please visit the Copsale Village Hall Facebook and Instagram pages.