Flamstead frightens away the birds with busiest-ever Scarecrow Festival

PUBLISHED: 11:02 21 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:34 21 August 2018

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

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Scenes from E.T, Shrek and the Football World Cup were all recreated by creative villagers at this year’s Flamstead Scarecrow Competition.

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

The festival was held in Flamstead over the weekend, with residents creating scarecrows and displaying them in their front gardens and around the village.

Scarecrows included a homage to the famous cycling past the moon scene from E.T, a giant Shrek and Greatest Showman tribute the Greatest Crowman. In total, 105 scarecrows were dotted around the village, as well as food stalls, a Scarecrow Café and a barbecue.

This year the festival raised money to restore the roof of St Leonard’s Church, which is under threat of closure if the church cannot be repaired.

Festival organiser Clare Rudd said: “It went really well. We had more people attending than ever before. It’s a really great village and community event. It was a village effort as we had volunteers helping from all over the village.”

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors to the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOVisitors to the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Cory, nine and Evie Reichel, six, at the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOCory, nine and Evie Reichel, six, at the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors to the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOVisitors to the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors to the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOVisitors to the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors to the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOVisitors to the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

Visitors to the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOOVisitors to the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2018. Picture: DANNY LOO

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I should probably have taken the hint! Walking out into the garden recently an unprecedented flock of thirty or more crows raucously greeted me from the treetops at the bottom of my garden. Cawing and croaking these big, black birds clung clumsily to the top most branches and twigs, jostling and flapping to stay balanced in a constant flurry of feathers. There is always something ominous about crows – they are after all carrion crows, the vultures of the bird world – always watching for scraps and weakness that might mean their next meal.

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