Brent Knoll Scarecrow Festival fun entertains visitors
rat catcher, Banksy and Prince William were among the dozens of
carefully designed straw-filled characters that appeared across
Brent Knoll at the weekend for the village's annual scarecrow festival!
organisers invited residents to produce characters with the theme
of 'jobs and occupations - past and present'.
once again, the villagers rose to the challenge - with a superbly
varied range of around 60 imaginatively-designed scarecrows on display
on Saturday and Sunday (September 23rd and 24th).
year's winners were: 1st: Rat Catcher (Gass and Marsh Families,
pictured above), 2nd: Toothfairy (Brent area churches - toddler
group, pictured below); and 3rd: Maitre d'Munro (Munro family).
flow of visitors headed into the village to see the characters alongside
road edges, gardens, walls and paths.
festival - which helps to raise funds for Girlguiding Brent Knoll
- was hailed a success by organisers.
is always a very creative event which involves residents and visitors
alike, with some superb scarecrows to find," said a spokeswoman.
again the village warmly supported it with many wonderful characters
Women's Land Army was the theme for this wartime display
is finally photographed in this street art scarecrow display!
d'Munro by the Munro family brought a culinary theme to the trail
was among the designs by the Brent Knoll Guides
- complete with pool, swimmers and toys - made a splash
basket weaver was busy at work through the weekend...
unlike this builder, who was featured on his 10-minute tea break!
horse and scarecrow rider jumping over a hedge drew attention
was the theme of this 'sweet' display, complete with music
police cuts here! Brent Knoll got its own prison and 'PC Plod' for
that skimmed or full fat? A scarecrow milkman parked outside the
Tadpoles put their own personal mark on this book-themed entry
therapy was the last straw for this patient
the lawn is no longer a chore with this gardening scarecrow
and this character will clean your windows with ease
blacksmith was set up in Brent Street, complete with the tools of
for cricket? The bowler was told to aim for the bales
childminder's display featured play, learning, exploring and friends
William put in an appearance with this air ambulance themed display
designed by the Clarks, displayed his wares in the village
Bratt super villain' was the theme of this colourful character
to shine your nails, this scarecrow was among the characters
ITU physio was among the straw characters set up for visitors
first place winning rat catcher was on hand in Station Road
Mel' was set up in front of a house with a challenge for passers-by
to identify the past and present items on show
dog training themed display came complete with two pooches
children at Brent Knoll School created a road safety themed scarecrow...
and also an Egyptian display with a threatening crocodile and river!
refuse collector was busy at work with his young helpers
Knoll Guides created a whole garden of airport-themed characters
put in an early appearance during the weekend