Scarecrow Festival 2021

Scarecrows prove an outstanding success

Scarecrows in The Square

The Squarecrows line up in The Square

Boris scarecrow
You-know-who, sitting on a fence in Hall End Lane

This year’s three-day Scarecrow Festival proved another outstanding success, with more than 120 scarecrows on display, attracting thousands of visitors to the village.

At one stage on Saturday afternoon there were hundreds of vehicles in the car park on Patshull Road – ably marshalled by Air Cadets from 1046 (Fordhouses) Squadron.

Money raised will be shared by St Chad’s Church, the Playing Fields Adult Gym Equipment Project and St Chad’s CE (VC) First School.

Peppa Pig scarecrows
Peppa pig scarecrows

Last-minute adjustments, then Peppa is in good shape and ready to meet her public.

1940s display

A brilliant memorabilia display on Dodd’s Field

scarecrow in wheelie bin


Oh dear! Whatever has happened to this wheelie-bin user in Clive Road

Mary Poppins scarecrow

David’s high-flyer

You had to look up to see David Challinor’s scarecrow in Clive Road: the High-flying Mary Poppins

Smowy owl scarecrow

A snowy owl in Beech Close

Duggee scarecrow

Duggee happy on a wall in High Street

LochNess monster scarecrow

The Loch Ness monster appears in Hall End Lane

Miranda scarecrow

Tea for Miranda in Hall Close

Tower bridge display

Tower Bridge in Rudge Road! The Evans family’s outstanding effort proved an attractive entrance to the village.

Monty Don scarecrow

Monty Don in Dartmouth Avenue

Dobbin scarecrow

No, OVER the Letchmere Lane hedge, Dobbin

Minnions scarecrows

Minnions mayhem in The Greenway

(taken from the article which appeared in the October 2021 Parish News magazine.) Photography by Mike Moss

More details about the Scarecrow Festival and photographs of all the scarecrows can be found on the Scarecrow Festival website.