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Conkers


Some of you may or may not know this but when autumn comes around in England, kids playing the game of conkers can be seen on every street.
To play conkers, each person has a nut, the conker, from a horse chestnut tree with a hole drilled all the way through it.
The conker then had a piece of string threaded though it and tied in a knot.

c_batt2.jpgThe aim of the game is to either break your opponents Conker or knock it off the string. The World Conker Championships (I'm not making this up) are held every year in the village of Ashton in Northamptonshire.

Here we see some boys having a game in the playground during breaktime.