"Wells's seasoned hacking chestnut, the conqueror of forty."

Wells's chestnut would be prized as a particularly good contender in the game of conkers, which is played across Ireland and Great Britain with nuts from Horse Chestnut trees. In the game, two contenders take turns to swing their conkers, which have been threaded on to string, at each others'; the person who breaks the other's conker is the winner.

A World Conkers Championship is held each year in Ashton. 

Public DomainConkers - Credit: Margaret Clarkson