Wrexham is apparently a hot spot for a range of excellent conkers we have been told.
An ‘expert’ has written to us to explain “This year has been one of the best for the conker harvest and the storm brought down many competition size conkers in and around Wrexham. Apparently this years bumper crop is down to the early cold and damp weather followed by a scorching summer.”
“The wind was so high that The National Trust had to close certain areas of its woods in Erddig Hall. So if anyone is tempted to go out hunting conkers do take care if there is a strong wind.”
We did ask for the credentials of the advice, and were told he ‘started conquering or conker-ing, over 50 years ago in Wrexham’, and therefore has local knowledge of the best locations to collection and what makes a good ‘season’.
The expert sent a picture of what he had collected today in and around the Wrexham area, keen to note like his ruler they are ‘shatterproof’.
Wrexham.com noted a good crop on the corner of Regent St and Grosvenor Road this afternoon, with some hefty looking horse chestnuts fresh on the ground.