Scary new residents move in to village

Badsworth's annual scarecrow festival.'2012 organiser, Anne Slinger, with her creations.'p308a227
Badsworth's annual scarecrow festival.'2012 organiser, Anne Slinger, with her creations.'p308a227

A REPLICA aeroplane, horse-rider and steed and a host of Olympic athletes have moved in to Badsworth.

But the unusual visitors are all home-made scarecrows created especially for the village’s annual festival.

Badsworth's annual scarecrow festival.'1st prize in the Previous Prize Winners catergory.'p308c227

Badsworth's annual scarecrow festival.'1st prize in the Previous Prize Winners catergory.'p308c227

Organiser Ann Slinger said: “This year we had about 38 scarecrows and people have worked very hard and the quality was excellent.

“It brings quite a lot of visitors in to the village and over the weekend people have been walking around and discussing what they’ve seen.”

Representatives from Rogerthorpe Manor sponsor and help judge the event, with top prizes going to the synchronised swimming scene, a horse and rider, and a weightlifting scarecrow.

Badsworth's annual scarecrow festival.'1st prize in the Previous Entrants Who Haven't Won a Prize Before catergory.'p308e227

Badsworth's annual scarecrow festival.'1st prize in the Previous Entrants Who Haven't Won a Prize Before catergory.'p308e227

Badsworth's annual scarecrow festival.'p308f227

Badsworth's annual scarecrow festival.'p308f227