SP2979 : Conkers, anyone?

taken 3 years ago, near to Eastern Green, Coventry, Great Britain

Conkers, anyone?
Conkers, anyone?
The ground beneath the horse chestnut trees by Buckingham Rise is littered with shiny brown conkers. Time was when you'd be hard pressed to find them on the ground and children would resort to throwing sticks into the trees to get them down in to use them in a game of conkers.

During WWI people were asked to collect conkers to aid the war effort as they could be used in the production of acetone, a solvent used in the production of cordite. However the process wasn't particularly efficient and the use of conkers was abandoned.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 24 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Thursday, 25 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2999 7930 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:24.6531N 1:33.6324W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2999 7930
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Aesculus Hippocastanum 

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