Wednesday, 16 July 2008

THORNTON HOUGH Scarecrow Festival 2008

I went to the Thornton Hough Scarecrow Festival site to check when it would be held this year – the answer is that it won’t!

“The Thornton Hough Scarecrow Festival was first held in 1999 and has been an annual event ever since, apart from 2001 due to Foot and Mouth Disease. The scarecrow theme was the idea of the Thornton Hough Millenium Committee; a group of people that had a connection with the parish, either in local business or in local organisations. The late Lord Leverhulme was also an occasional observer at these meetings. The festival held the world record for the most scarecrows in one place in 1999, unfortunately that honour went to a Portuguese festival later that year. But, from the world record of 1999, the Thornton Hough Scarecrow Festival has grown every year since, not only in reputation, but more importantly, community spirit”... The festival was staged to raise money for charity but it looks as though the community spirit has disappeared this year.
That’s a pity. Here are some examples from previous years.

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