A boy sits by the winning entry which weighed in at 408 kgs (64 stone) and was grown by a Mr John Richardson of Chatteris, Cambs. When it was growing the pumpkin required 12 gallons of water and 4 gallons of tomato feed each day and would gain up to 15lb

Jill & Hob ferrets (male & female) at the Soham Pumpkin Fair. The species of polecat were traditionally used for hunting rabbit, but are now mostly kept as pets.

Fancy dress competition winner.

Fancy dress competition entrants.

Traders selling pumpkins to the public.

Judges measuring the leeks.

Officials measuring the sunflower heads.

Officials judging the competition for the tallest sunflower.

Entries are laid out for inspection by the judges.

Prizes are awarded for length and weight.

The vegetable are graded and put into their categories.

The pumpkins are divided in catergories.


The pumpkins are carefully guarded.

After weighing the pumpkins are arranged into categories.

The pumpkins are collected by Hiab for weighing.

Pumpkins await collection and weighing.