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Thread: Halloween and turnip lanterns

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    Join Date
    Oct 2006

    Default Halloween and turnip lanterns

    Halloween is almost here, pumpkins seem to be the lanterns of choice these days, who can remember turnip lanterns with a candle flickering inside? When I was young, due to the Caithness winds I used to use a small torch in place of the candle.

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    Turnip lanterns and guising have been replaced by pumpkin lanterns and Trick or Treat. Whatever America does we seem to have to copy. Of course, pumpkins are much easier to hollow out.

    Nice lanterns, by the way, ecb

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    Well the kids and I shall be guising, neeps and all. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	34174 Though perhaps my next neep should be more like ecb. If it rains this one 'll be out in seconds.

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    Some beautiful neep lanterns. I've a lot of practice to go before I can do one of these! Click image for larger version. 

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    I used to use sugar beet

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