festival fun set to continue across Brent Knoll today
of colourful scarecrows are on display in Brent Knoll this weekend
during the village's annual scarecrow festival.
than 50 scarecrows are being shown alongside roads, gardens and
paths across the village.
festival - which is being held in aid of Girlguiding Brent Knoll
- started on Saturday despite the wet weather and continues today
with a theme of book and comic characters.
year's winners are: 1st - Gruffalo - The Baker Family; 2nd
- The Wind in the Willows - The Steer/Snellgrove Family; and 3rd
- Winnie The Pooh - Poplar Farm.
Highly Commended were Paddington Bear - The Field Family; Tractor
Ted - The Luff Family; The Gingerbread Man - Donaldson Class, Brent
Knoll School; Popeye - The Criddle Family; The Invisible Man - The
Steer Family; Gone with the Wind - The Dimmock Family; and Room
on the Broom - Christine Sandy.
is always a very creative event which involves residents and visitors
alike, with dozens of scarecrows to locate," said a spokeswoman.
A Scarecrow Trail sheet is available to buy from the Village stores
and hall and costs £1. Completed Trail sheets will go into
a prize draw for a cash prize.
All the scarecrows will be on display between the hours of 10am
and 4pm. Within these hours, refreshments will be on sale at the