Plenty of colour at 2015 Uffington Scarecrow Festival

Uffington scarecrow festival - Wendy Graham and daughters Chloe (11) and Abbie (5) with the ABC Nursery scarecrow EMN-150305-192804009
Uffington scarecrow festival - Wendy Graham and daughters Chloe (11) and Abbie (5) with the ABC Nursery scarecrow EMN-150305-192804009
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Thousands of visitors to Uffington were treated to a display of colourful scarecrows as the village held its annual festival.

Residents put out 57 scarecrows on the theme of film and cinema for the event on Sunday and Monday.

The festival began around the Maypole with a performance from Welland School of Dance, followed by Rutland Morris Men.

Farmer Yvonne Genever and grandson Gilbert Genever-Jones, seven, judged the scarecrows and awarded first prize to ABC Day Nursery for their Cat in the Hat effort.

Second was Casewick Lane resident Jane Heap’s take on Frankenstein’s monster, while third place went to the Grigg family of Lindsey Road for their Ghostbusters scarecrow.

Chairman of the organising committee David Genever said: “I would like to thank all who support the village events throughout the year - especially the farmers who host the event in their fields - the sponsors, and all the set up and take down team, who make the event take shape.

“To everyone who came, thank you.”

A collection for the Nepal appeal raised £150.