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Scarecrows were outstanding in their field

Nafferton Scarecrow Weekend 2014 - Mrs Browns Boys - Dave McConville  Nafferon fisheries

Nafferton Scarecrow Weekend 2014 - Mrs Browns Boys - Dave McConville Nafferon fisheries

The X Factor judges and champion cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins were among the wonderful creations at the Nafferton Scarecrow Festival.

Hundreds of people enjoyed the two-day festival which included a total of 98 scarecrows and raised well in excess of £2,000.

Mum Jo kellington, who was one of the organisers, said: “There was a real community spirit with everyone chatting in the street, but when the festival finished on the Sunday the whole village felt like a ghost town.”

She added: “When we first came up with the idea we expected to get around twenty or thirty scarecrows but to have 98 was absolutely crazy!”

Members of the public used maps to find their way around a ‘scarecrow trail’ across the village.

Attractions along the way included stalls at the school and the village hall and an apple press demonstration by the village’s Millennium Committee.

And the winners were: business category - Lavender Court residential home, adult category – Christine Wildridge, group category - The Women’s Institute, visitors’ category – Charlotte (c/o the Dawson family, Driffield), family category – Chloe and Poppy Sharp. The winner of the public vote was Olaf, from the Disney film Frozen, created by the Booth family.

 

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