Beach Pumpkin Shop
30 July 1997 - BEACH PUMPKIN SHOP
It's one thing to set up a pumpkin stall on the beach, but it's another thing altogether to erect a 30ft effigy of Kid Creole, mount a cannon in its chest, and fire gravel at your customers.
That's exactly what a rival pumpkin stall has been doing, a short way up the beach from me. The owner waits until a customer has turned his back, then pulls a cord, which sets off a whistle, and the customer gets a sore neck-full of gravel.