March 19, 1937

On this day in south west Hertfordshire

On this day in south west Hertfordshire

First published in News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Nostalgia Editor

Grower of mammoth pumpkins PC Albert Dunk, of Baldock, has retired from Herts Constabulary after 25 years’ service. Constable Dunk has always been a keen gardener and has won many prizes at Watford and Baldock shows. When a national competition was started for the largest pumpkin, Mr Dunk became interested. His first pumpkin weighed 60lbs, but in 1931 he grew one weighing 99¼lbs, with which he won the national competition.

[From the Watford Observer of March 19, 1937]

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