Mum from Bedfordshire town carves out pumpkin in shape of Boris Johnson

And she's given it to Ampthill pub to display

By Clare Turner
Wednesday, 28th October 2020, 3:36 pm
Updated Wednesday, 28th October 2020, 3:41 pm

When Sam Lynam decided to carve out pumpkins for Hallowe'en this year, she opted to do things a little differently.

The mum-of-two from Ampthill always takes up the annual tradition but this year decided to carve out the face of the Prime Minister.

She said: "It was a spur of the moment decision due to the current climate."

Sam's pumpkin carving of Boris Johnson

And he's not the only famous face she featured - tackling Edward Scissorhands and Mrs Lovett from Sweeney Todd.

She said: "They can take anything from a couple of hours to a whole evening. Boris was the most challenging one yet but fun to carve."

Sam's eight-year-old son Finley helped gut the pumpkins which she either cooks or leaves out for the wildlife to eat.

And as she lives in a second floor flat, Sam has decided to donate the pumpkins to The Old Sun pub, in Dunstable Street to display.

Sam's pumpkin carving of Boris Johnson

She added: "I’ve always enjoyed painting and drawing and started carving pumpkins a few years ago after seeing some online. I enjoyed it so much, I might practice on watermelons in the summer."

Sam's pumpkin carving of Edward Scissorhands