The ring was set up and the team were ready for the entries; people started arriving and the heavens opened; the water had to be continually swiped off the table with David standing with umbrellas hovering over it; people trying to write on soggy paper whilst holding onto their dogs – a good start. It was only the glimpse of blue sky on the horizon that kept us going.
A number of scarecrows were apparently moved from the village to a roundabout on the A603 / M11 junction, and one was found in Hardwick. They have since been returned to the village – no doubt to the great relief of their owners who will have put a lot of work into them.
Are all the scarecrows now accounted for?
Who moved them and why?
Were they trying to hitch a lift up the A14?
Last weekend’s Scarecrow Festival was a great success! Click here to find out more: http://www.haslingfieldscarecrowfestival.org/.
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And, if you didn’t get the chance to see the scarecrows, or would like to see them again, here are some photos: