Published: October 22, 2012
One is not amused! Queen comes second at local scarecrow festival

A royal visitor turned plenty of heads in a village near Burnham-On-Sea at the weekend.

Motorists driving through Brent Knoll were forgiven for taking a double-take when they caught a glimpse of what appeared to be The Queen standing beside the road, as pictured here.

In fact, 'Her Majesty' was one of dozens of life-size characters on show during the village's first celebrity scarecrow festival!

More than 50 scarecrows featuring the Royal family and well-known stars from film and sports were installed alongside roads through the village.

Co-organiser Kate Sutton told that fun-loving residents, clubs and school pupils had really got behind the event.

"It has been well supported and everyone has had a lot of fun creating celebrity entries under the theme 'Great British People'."

"The entries have been fantastic - they've ranged from The Olympics and Royalty to James Bond!"

"The life-size version of The Queen, created by Andrea Dyte, was superb but she came second overall after an entry featuring Horatio Nelson and his ship created by Peter and Tina Osborn which was the overall winner."

She added: "We've had lots of positive feedback and hope to hold a second event in the future."

All proceeds went to Girl Guiding Brent Knoll in support of members going on International trips to Belgium and Mexico in 2013.

Mo Farah was the subject of another scarecrow created by the Brownies

Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle was the subject of this scarecrow

Horatio Nelson, created by Peter and Tina Osborn, was the overall winner

Somerset cricketer Ian Botham and Olympic diver Tom Daley

The Duchess of Cornwall was the subject of this entry outside Brent Knoll School

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey waiting next to a bus stop in the village

Top cyclist Bradley Wiggins was created by Nigel and Sophie Gass

The late Adge Cutler from The Wurzels enjoying a quick refreshment

Shaken, not stirred - James Bond on show during the festival

Children's entertainer Mr Tumble was also among the colourful entries


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