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Scarecrows bring people flocking in

NAWN 1806302AM4 Barkston Ash Scarecrows. Committee member Janet Burgis.  (1806302AM4)
NAWN 1806302AM4 Barkston Ash Scarecrows. Committee member Janet Burgis. (1806302AM4)

Hundreds of visitors from as far as Hull flocked to Barkston Ash to view the village’s bi-annual scarecrow festival.

Over 60 scarecrows were on display, following a theme of around the world, with displays from down under to outer space.

NAWN 1806302AM1 Barkston Ash Scarecrows.Paul Watson and his wife Jen.  (1806302AM1)

NAWN 1806302AM1 Barkston Ash Scarecrows.Paul Watson and his wife Jen. (1806302AM1)

“We had a great turn out with hundreds of visitors over both days from local villages to people who had travelled from as far away as Hull,” said event spokesman Kim Hutton.

“Everyone who entered made a tremendous effort and the event wouldn’t be the success it is without them.”

The best scarecrow was voted for by visitors over the weekend and the winner was Rob Andrews with his Ballet in the Lawn theme that included builders from all around the world.

The festival started in 2003 as a means of raising money for the refurbishment/upkeep of the Village Hall and has since strengthened.

NAWN 1806302AM3 Barkston Ash Scarecrows. Claire Burnett and her daughter Isabella (7) withsome straw Minions,  (1806302AM3)

NAWN 1806302AM3 Barkston Ash Scarecrows. Claire Burnett and her daughter Isabella (7) withsome straw Minions, (1806302AM3)