Scarecrow Festival

Issue no. 56 – August 2014.

Words by Paul Chapman.


August approaches and yet again the threat of invaders grows. Scarecrows!

It’s the time of year when residents of Holymoorside and nearby parts of Walton start stuffing straw down trousers and building scarecrows to adorn gardens, walls, roofs, seats etc for two weeks from 21st August.

This year’s theme is “Nursery Rhymes” and the Scarecrow Trail will coincide once again with the Holymoorside Well Dressing and parish events including a flower festival, which are planned to commemorate WW1.

Leaflets showing scarecrow locations can be collected from the village shop. Anyone interested in how to make a scarecrow can attend a workshop in Holymoorside URC hall on Sunday 10th Aug. 2-4pm. Contact Judy Farley 01246 567757.

Shown on the page are some scarecrows from past years, themes include the Olympics and Good Health, also the 2006 Well Dressing.


Photography by Paul Chapman