Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Scarecrows in Wetwang

On Tuesday I was on leave, tasked with the duty of looking after our child for an entire day without anything catastrophic happening.  Naturally, I did a quick Google to try to find something to do, and as a result me and the dude ended up in Wetwang, a village in East Yorkshire, checking out their scarecrow festival.  The festival consists of over fifty scarecrows dotted around the village, made by the residents, and it's very popular.

They've also been very cunning in Wetwang, because to get a map of the scarecrows, you have to go to the village hall, and walk past the cafe, selling a variety of delicious baked goods.

Needless to say, we didn't make it past the cafe.  Unless my wife is reading this, in which case this photo just shows me and the little one sat down, and there's no evidence of any cake in shot.

Fortified with cake, we took to the streets, and took a few photos.

I made my son sit down next to this one.  I kind of wanted him to lift the hat, but I was worried it might mentally scar him for life.

Spot the living creature.

This one was awesome, you pressed the button and it made bubbles.

Scary Queen is rather unsettling.

Unfortunately the rain came down before we got round all fifty three scarecrows, but we did manage about half of them, and the fish and chips in the car rounded the day off :)  So, in summary, if you're in the vicinity of Wetwang, and fancy seeing a scarecrow or two, I can't recommend highly enough the Wetwang Scarecrow Festival, it has both Wetwang and Scarecrows.


  1. I would love to see a festival like that!

  2. Interesting. In the States, for some reason, scarecrows are considered a symbol of fall, so it's a little surprising to me that this festival was in June. You saw some interesting ones. I like the scary Queen. :)

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