Its all going to be Bonkers or it it Conkers in Corby in October 2013
Following on from the great success of the World Conker Championship which has been
held in the village of Aston (Near Oundle) since 1965 Corby is to have its own Conker
Catering for all ages there will be Conkers for everybody plus stalls and entertainments.
To be held on Saturday 13th October 2013
Bookmark this web site for more details to be released
“”Conkers:- A game for two players in which the participants each have a horse-chestnut
(known as a "conker") suspended from a length of string and take it in turns to strike
their opponent's conker with their own with the object of destroying the opponent's
conker before their own is destroyed.””
Conker:- the inedible nutlike seed of the horse chestnut tree
The common name "horse-chestnut" (often unhyphenated) is reported as having originated
from the erroneous belief that the tree was a kind of chestnut (though in fact only
distantly related), together with the observation that eating the fruit cured horses
of chest complaints despite this plant being poisonous to horses.