People take part in the annual World Conker Championships, near Oundle, Northamptonshire (@ Emma Wood/Photolibrary)
- Get ready for a smashing time near Oundle, Northamptonshire today.""The World Conker Championships are taking place
- The competition was first held in 1965 by a group whose plans to go fishing were scuppered by poor weather.""It\s now a ‘whacky\ annual event, as these pics show.
- Don\t be fooled: all but one of these ‘nuts\ are not nuts at all – can you guess which one?""Horse chestnut, pistachio, cashew, pecan, pine nuts
- Conkers is a cracking game to play in the playground but as you get older you might want to raise the stakes a little.""Let\s see how the boys from Top Gear would do it…