March 19, 1937

Watford Observer: On this day in south west Hertfordshire On this day in south west Hertfordshire

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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