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Monster pumpkins on parade as Netley weigh-in brings new British record
10:30am Monday 14th October 2013 in News
DORSET beat Hampshire in the battle of the pumpkins as a new British record was set.
Mark Baggs, 30, from Wareham, beat Lymington twins Ian and Stuart Paton, 52, into second place at Saturday’s Jubilee Sailing Trust Pumpkin Festival with a monster fruit weighing 1,520lb.
But the brothers vowed to be back again next year to try and reclaim their title.
Other attractions included live bands, seasonal competitions, stalls and refreshments.
There was also a scarecrow alley including entries from pupils at Netley Abbey Infants School and Star Wars-inspired figures.
Sonja Davison, from the Jubilee Sailing Trust, said better weather than last year had helped bring in the crowds.
“There were big hailstones last year. We have actually got sunshine. All our stallholders have turned up and so have the crowds.
“The quality of the scarecrows was tip top.”
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