Was all as it seemed with giant marrow?

Mr Pacey with his massive marrow in 1947.

Mr Pacey with his massive marrow in 1947.

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GIANT veg is always a firm favourite here in Memory Lane and we have a classic of the genre this week.

This photograph comes from the Journal archives and was taken in 1947.

But is all as it seems?

The caption reads: “Believe it or not! And we could almost offer a handsome reward for anyone who can prove that it is not a fake.

This is how the Journal cameraman saw things at Harlaxton’s annual horticultural show.”

Pictured with the massive marrow is Mr R. Pacey who, the Journal reported, was “obviously proud of the produce”.

l Have you got any pictures of enormous veg, either past or present? E-mail: comment@granthamjournal.co.uk