Mighty marrow on the move!

Marrow on tour ..Alan Readman with Rosette Manager Josie Taylor with Ken Gill getting the marrow in motion. .Picture Richard Ponter 134006
Marrow on tour ..Alan Readman with Rosette Manager Josie Taylor with Ken Gill getting the marrow in motion. .Picture Richard Ponter 134006
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A massive marrow has been on show at a number of Scarborough pubs as part of a fundraising event for St Catherine’s Hospice.

The “Marrow on Tour”, organised by retired blacksmith Alan Readman, has already been to venues such as the Rosette, Bryherstones, Nag’s Head and Blacksmith’s Arms.

From tonight it will be at the Three Jolly Sailors and next Thursday it will move on to the Oakwheel, where it will be carved up on November 24 at 12.15pm for the “Seed Search”.

While the marrow has been on tour, people have been paying £1 to guess how many seeds are inside. The number will be revealed when retired Scarborough Hospital orthopaedic surgeon Mr North dissects the giant gourd. Alan will be accepting entries at the Rugby Club entrance on November 16 from 11.30am to 2pm. The person with the closest guess to the correct number of seeds will win £50. Alan said: “It’s got a bit of history to it. We must have been doing this for 30 or 40 years. We’re doing well on the fundraising so far, but there’s still time for people to take part.”

He added that wherever the winner is from, the presentation of the prize money will take place in their local pub

Pictured are Alan Readman, left, with Rosette manager Josie Taylor with Ken Gill, who grew the mighty marrow.