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Halloween
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Lincolnshire Pumpkins.

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The town of Spalding is claiming to be the pumpkin capital of Britain, because it's the home of the country's biggest producer.

David Bowman grows two million a year, starting over 30 years ago. He now supplies all the major supermarkets, and he's taking part in a Pumpkin Festival to celebrate it's importance to the town.

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They grow big pumpkins in Lincolnshire!

He says that although getting the harvest in for Halloween is his busiest time, it's a busy year all round.

"We plant in May, then of course we have to keep them clean all through summer. In the winter we're making more wooden bins to get an ever increasingly larger crop into. It's a full time job - just some of the times aren't as hectic".

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