Bishopthorpe Awash with Scarecrows!

The sun shone and the village buzzed with activity last weekend.  The Junior School’s second Scarecrow Festival was a great success with numerous visitors and villagers thoroughly enjoying themselves meeting a variety of excellent scarecrows.

There were 77 scarecrows in all, spread throughout the parish.  Mums, dads, grandparents and children biked, walked and scootered round the village, many following one or more of the quiz-based trails prepared by the school.  Some people claimed to have seen them all, but it took both days to achieve this!  Everyone agreed that it had been a great community effort and loads of fun.

Celebrating her 90th birthday, the Queen calls in to Delicacy in Acaster Lane for a bacon buttie.
Celebrating her 90th birthday, the Queen calls in to Delicacy in Acaster Lane for a bacon buttie.

Here is a selection of just a few of the many fabulous scarecrows.

Not sure if this is terrific wizard is Gandalph?
Not sure if this terrific wizard in Copmanthorpe Lane is Gandalf?
Colourful scarecrows and sunflowers outside the Methodist Chapel.
Strange flowers sprouted outside the Methodist Chapel.
Colourful scarecrows outside the Methodist Hall.
A close-up reveals scarecrow gardeners  and sunflowers outside the Methodist Chapel.
Bed and Breakfast on offer in Main Street.
A full English was on offer at Bracken Lodge in Main Street.
Bed and Breakfast in Main Street.
Bed with Breakfast to follow in Main Street.

 

This fisherman outside the Chippy looks remarkably like Prince Phillip!
This fisherman outside the Chippy looked remarkably like Prince Phillip!
Postman Pat and cat appropriately enough outside the Post Office.
Postman Pat and cat appropriately enough outside the Post Office.

 

Ant & Dec with platefuls of spiders and assorted beasties.
In Church Lane, Ant & Dec had platefuls of spiders and assorted beasties.
A great horse and jockey scaling a six-foot hedge in Copmanthorpe Lane.
A great horse and jockey scaling an enormous hedge in Copmanthorpe Lane.
A fierce dragon was scaring the neighbours in Church Lane.
A fierce dragon in Church Lane.

 

 

 

 

A reminder of the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio.
In Croft Court, a reminder of the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio.
The baker selling ciabatta outside the Co-op.
The baker selling ciabatta outside the Co-op.
Outside The Marcia.
Outside The Marcia.

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