The Shillington Scarecrow report


Yesterday Helen & I went to a beautiful  village in Shillington, Bedfordshire where they have a Scarecrow Festival.  There are 50 scarecrows in various places throughout the village, and you’re given a list & map to find them all with, and then vote on the 3 best in the adult section and 3 best of the youngsters section. It was a lovely sunny day which threw up a lot of contrasts to deal with in post, but made for a great day to walk around. There are a lot of photo’s obviously in this post as I’m sharing it to the Shillington website, so get a cuppa!

We couldn’t quite get that on the list this was supposed to be The Stig, but it bore no resemblance 🙂 so figure they changed their minds.

The Stig at Dawes Garage

The Stig at Dawes Garage

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where’s the crash helmet??

Guiding in Shillington by The Guides

Guiding in Shillington by The Guides

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scarecrows Secret by Sophie Abbot

Old MAcDonald had a... by Young Farmers

Old MAcDonald had a… by Young Farmers (our No.1)

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loved the cow!

loved the cow!

Udderly brilliant :)

Udderly brilliant 🙂

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Head Over Heels by Mrs Judd

Status Crow by Mrs Ramsey & Family

Status Crow by Mrs Ramsey & Family

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Teenager by Michelle Bailey

Teenager by Michelle Bailey

Shilly Con Carne by Sally & Tom Welsh

Shilly Con Carne by Sally & Tom Welsh

M C Haymer by Liz & Tim Lawton

M C Haymer by Liz & Tim Lawton

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Marvel-lous Scarecrows by Chris Littlejohn

Marvel-lous Scarecrows by Chris Littlejohn

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Be Prepared by Tina Mentor

Space Junk 1 by Zara Kirby & Family

Space Junk 1 by Zara Kirby & Family

On the Road Jack by Louise & Richard Peters

On the Road Jack by Louise & Richard Peters

100 yrs of the WI by Valerie Hill

100 yrs of the WI by Valerie Hill

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making Jam

making Jam

Walks by Julia Clarke

Walkies by Julia Clarke

Sponge Bob Squarepants by Lower School reception year 1

Sponge Bob Squarepants by Lower School reception year 1

Crowseph & his amazing technicolour scarecoat by Sam & Tim Hagan

Crowseph & his amazing technicolour scarecoat by Sam & Tim Hagan

Howzat! by Dawn & Gary Maidom

Howzat! by Dawn & Gary Maidom

118 118 (our No.2)

118 118 by Morgan & Lydia Noble

Gone with the Wind :D by Pauline Haley

Gone with the Wind 😀 by Pauline Haley

Lego Man by Tom & Harry Marshall

Lego Man by Tom & Harry Marshall

C A Tweesal by Liz & Ian Harvey

C A Tweesal by Liz & Ian Harvey

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Mr.Bloom & Veggies by Sam Brigginshaw

Mr.Bloom & Veggies by Sam Brigginshaw

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Don’t drink & Fly by Liliana Granger

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Pansy Potter by The Flower Ladies

Pansy Potter by The Flower Ladies

Wall-E by Tim & Maggie Theaker

Wall-E by Tim & Maggie Theaker

A Minion by Tim & Maggie Theaker

A Minion by Tim & Maggie Theaker

Old School Girl by Ann Meacher

Old School Girl by Ann Meacher

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Last of The Summer Wine by Peter Farmer

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Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon by Jane O’Connor

Is This the Way to Hogwarts by Young Farmers

Is This the Way to Hogwarts by Young Farmers

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Beggars Belief by Steve Ansell

Beggars Belief by Steve Ansell

The Vicar, by Steve Ansell

The Vicar, by Steve Ansell

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You're the one that I want by Joy Robertson

You’re the one that I want by Joy Robertson

King of Shillington by Michael Brophy

King of Shillington by Michael Brophy

Helen & I had Lunch here at The Crown pub 🙂 great salad.

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Mad Dash by The Hazell & Hill Family

Mad Dash by The Hazell & Hill Family

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Scaring The Scouts by Scouts,Cubs & Beavers

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Recycling by Mary Blaxill

Recycling by Mary Blaxill

My Old Man's a Dustman by Marian Smith

My Old Man’s a Dustman by Marian Smith

Horrid Henry by Fletcher,Phoebe & Drew

Horrid Henry by Fletcher,Phoebe & Drew

Vincent by Peter & Maggie Lambert

Vincent by Peter & Maggie Lambert

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Away with the Fairies by David Mott

Away with the Fairies by David Mott

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Batman, don’t know who by as it was a late entry and not on the printed list

Winston Churchill by Margaret Johnson

Winston Churchill by Margaret Johnson

Lavender Lady by Jackie Bowles

Lavender Lady by Jackie Bowles

The Dominoe Players by The Musgrave Arms

The Dominoe Players by The Musgrave Arms

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Oh Mr. Porter by Clive & Linda Butler

Oh Mr. Porter by Clive & Linda Butler

The Happy Couple by Shirley McGrath

The Happy Couple by Shirley McGrath

Super Heroes by The Whitely Family

Super Heroes by The Whitely Family

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Tiny by John Kitchener

Tiny by John Kitchener

Thats the lot 🙂 A great fun day out, everyone we met was lovely and friendly, we spent some time in the beautiful church but I’ll post those at some other stage,

laters gaters

😉

 

 

 

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24 comments

  1. What a great idea…I know theres a scarecrow festival somewhere in Ireland but I don’t think its a s good as this onelooks…thanks for sharing Fraggle.

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  2. Vincent by Peter & Maggie Lambert is my favourite, and this is my favourite post! 😀

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  3. Gosh, what fun! and your photos are perfect.

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  4. wow, these are awesome Fraggy, i don’t think ours is this good:)!! by a long shot!!! i especially like the king and old McDonald’s farm.But what a cast of characters for sure.. put a smile on my grumpy monday morning . thanks for sharing.
    looks like you had a great day!!!!

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  5. very interesting, sooo cool and really funny!!! 😀 a lot of work, too!!! btw, excellent photos – comme d’habitude… 🙂

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  6. That is a lot of scarecrows! I like the two runners having a break and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Scarecoat”
    Good stuff!

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  7. I’m lucky enough to live here, festivals like this are lovely, as is the village 🙂 please can I get copies if the photos as I can use them in my event management classes
    Well done for taking such lovely photos

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  8. Look the kind of place it would made me crazy to be XD. Thanks for sharing that beautiful day (l love cloudy days btw) Greetings.

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  9. Wow, you weren’t kidding,a whole festival of scare crows. I’ve never seen such a thing.

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  10. Hey Fraggy.. What happened to your other post? I guess it would be of the baby ? I saw it on fb, and it came in my e.mail… But I don’t see it here?

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