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Archive:Pumpkin gallery - Page One
The finished pumpkin - complete with candle.
Lindsay's spooky lantern.

Carved a smashing pumpkin? Email us a photo!

We'll display pictures here in the gallery.

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Pumpkin Gallery
View amazing photos sent in by BBC Cumbria users from around the world.
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How to make a jack o'lantern
Guide to pumpkin carving by Ulverston expert Lindsay Jordan.

Halloween Traditions
The stories behind the strange things we do at this time of year.

History of Halloween
How the festival has changed over the years.

Horrible Horrorscopes
Macabre Mark's worrying predictions.

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Pumpkins and more
Clear and simple site with all the information you could need.

Big Pumpkins
Online community of mega-pumpkin growers.

Pumpkin Recipes
From BBC Food. Includes Pumpkin Lasagne, Pumpkin Soup and... Pumpkin Cheesecake (!).

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Pumpkin carving facts

Some expert pumpkin carvers do multi-level carvings. They use the skin as level one, the flesh as level two etc.

'Jack o'lantern' refers to Stingy Jack from Irish mythology. He tricked the devil and was not allowed into either heaven or hell. Jack had to roam the earth with a glowing coal in a hollow turnip.

British and Irish people carved faces into turnips or potatoes to scare Jack and other spirits away. Early American settlers quickly found pumpkins were ideal.

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The following photos were sent in by Matt Marley in Bedford. They're worryingly good! These designs should be attempted by experts only!

A skeleton climbs out of the pumpkin.

Top tip: To preserve your pumpkin, keep it in the fridge when it's not lit.

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This Scooby Doo design has left a thin membrane of skin which still lets the light through.

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Scary beast design. Pumpkin gallery image
Very intricate design showing a rather famous young wizard. Pumpkin gallery image

Email us a photo of you with your Halloween pumpkin (please include your name and address).

We'll put your photo on this page for the world to marvel at your creative genius!

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