SCARECROWS have been cropping up for a debut event in Tiddington.
Friends of Alveston Primary School organised the village’s first scarecrow festival – raising £500 for the school.
Competition was fierce with some 20 scarecrows, including some scarily good replicas of historical and public figures, and even of their creators, in the running.
Bagging the crop spot were ‘The Fur Lady and Spidey’, in first place, ‘Alvin’ in second, while third place went to ‘Strawbob Squarepants’.
Other inspired creations included Henry VIII, complete with grisly ex-wife accessories, a literal hedge witch and Disney’s Moana.
Also in the running was a brow-raising duo of scarecrows from Tiddington Court.
The scarecrows conveyed an important message about speed awareness along Knight’s Lane – a speeding hot spot. They held signs including ’30 hurts’ with another lying on a bench with the sign reading ’40 kills’.
A Friends spokeswoman said: “We had such a tricky year last school year, as most of our bigger events in the spring and summer terms had to be cancelled.
“This was a lovely way to bring everyone together, fundraise and stay safe at the same time. It was a huge success with so much positive feedback on community spirit.”