Village preparing for a fright

Photo: David Hurst
Heather Barnett with her dancing irishman scarecrow entered in the Kelbrook and Sough Village Scarecrow Trail.
Photo: David Hurst Heather Barnett with her dancing irishman scarecrow entered in the Kelbrook and Sough Village Scarecrow Trail.

Kelbrook is readying itself for its hugely popular annual scarecrow trail to be held this weekend.

This year’s them is “Films” and villagers have been busy crafting their frightening figures ready for tomorrow and Sunday.

Photo: David Hurst
Adam Draper and daughter Maisie with the Lion Safari scarecrows entered in the Kelbrook and Sough Village Scarecrow Trail.

Photo: David Hurst Adam Draper and daughter Maisie with the Lion Safari scarecrows entered in the Kelbrook and Sough Village Scarecrow Trail.

As usual, the trail is based from Kelbrook and Sough Village Hall where people can collect entry forms between 12 noon and 4pm on both days and can vote for their favourite scarecrow.

New this year is the incorporation of a gift fair and a quiz at the village hall and the kitchen will be up and running to sell homemade food and refreshments.

Last year’s theme was “Travelling around the world” and 29 entries were themed on characters from Dublin to Down Under and African Safari to Spain.

The weekend attracts folk from far and wide and raised £650 for Kelbrook and Sough Village Hall in 2015.

Mary Miller, one of the events organisers, is hoping for a similar success in 2016.

She said: “Family events seem to work in Kelbrook and are very popular.

“With the scarecrow trail, we get some very good entries and people are creative and quite competitive about it.

“We are looking forward to another great weekend and seeing what people have done this year.”