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Scaring up laughs in Kelbrook

Cameron Pearce, ten and Emily Radford, three take part in Kelbrook's annual scarecrow trail

Cameron Pearce, ten and Emily Radford, three take part in Kelbrook's annual scarecrow trail

 

Hundreds hunted out spooky figures in Kelbrook during the village’s annual scarecrow trail.

Now in its fifth year, the family fun event’s theme for 2014 was scarecrow hobbies.

Dotted around the village on the Saturday and Sunday were a surfboarder, climber, jockey, athlete “Crow Farah” and a scout to name just a few as families filled in their trail sheets under blazing sunshine and blue skies.

Homemade food and refreshments were lapped up by all in Kelbrook and Sough Village Hall and the event raised a record breaking £757 for hall funds, going into the pot for ongoing improvement work.

Prizes were handed out for the best scarecrow, with Richard Wilson and Lindsay and Finn Robinson claiming first place for their shipwrecked fisherman while Heather and Ian Barnett were runners-up with a cyclist with motorised legs and wheels.

Sue Hartley, one of many trail organisers, said: “It was an absolutely fantastic weekend. The scarecrows were amazing and people keep upping their game each year.

“It’s the best we’ve ever had and people are already wanting to know what next year’s theme will be.

“I think we had between 200 and 300 people over the weekend easily. It was a really lovely community event and all the funds raised will go to the upkeep of the hall.

“A big thank you goes to all those who volunteered their time over the weekend and to those who made brilliant scarecrows.”

 

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