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BBC NEWS | England | Tyne | Fury at lopped down conker trees

A council has provoked anger over plans to fell 25-year-old conker trees to stop children hurting themselves.
"Initially I understood the concerns over health and safety, but this is just common sense gone out the window.

"This has happened because we live in such a blame culture and people are afraid of being sued if someone gets injured."

Reminds me - must order another forty Conker (Horse Chestnut) trees to complete the avenue down to the village this winter...


What next, tiddlywinks tournaments banned because of the threat of claims for RSI? No more will heard the time honoured cry of ‘winkle up’ in the shires of Old England

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