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Bonkers for conkers at World Championships in Northamptonshire

The World Conker Championships have been held in Northamptonshire since 1965. Photo: ITV News Anglia

For more than 50 years the World Conker Championship have been held in Northamptonshire.

The charity event has raised more than £400,000 for good causes over the years.

Originally held in the village of Ashton near Oundle, the annual event now takes place in nearby Southwick.

The World Conker Championships have raised £415,000 for good causes over the past half century Credit: ITV News Anglia

The 2018 event is on Sunday 14 October but you can watch this vintage ITV News Anglia film from 1974 when Jack March was the World Conker Champion