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Hodthorpe Scarecrows..

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While waiting in the GP surgery for my Flu vac this morning someone told me that there were scarecrows out around the next village, so off I went to have a look. There are some really good ones. It’s not a common thing in our area to have these scarecrow so it was quite a treat to see them.
I thought you might like to see the efforts of the residents in the tiny village… The first one was a groom and the card on the wall says “Sorry I can’t marry you today…my wife won’t let me”..


In the next garden was the bride..


..and sitting in between there is the present wife…lol

Further down the road we see this happy chappy..

…and in the school yard they were having classes in the open air……lol

Just down from the school I found these jovial allotmenteers having a break from the allotments. ( The allotments are just across the road from the pub….convenient eh!)

On the corner I found this young lady standing by the sign post….“Don’t follow me, I’m lost” it says on the back of her T shirt..

She could have asked the kind looking gentlemen who were sitting on the seat round the corner if she had a stiff neck and couldn’t look up..

I didn’t go round to the back street to see if there were any more there, I didn’t think of it until I got home. Perhaps tomorrow I will take a look.
Aren’t they fun…

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Like Bill and Ben, the flowerpot men. Showing my age, eh!

27 Sep, 2016

 

That's me in the middle....Weeeeeeeed!

27 Sep, 2016

 

Very clever! Is that Paul'spatch in the school yard, taking a break from his farm appearances?

27 Sep, 2016

 

Yes he was too busy to speak though.....

27 Sep, 2016

 

Is it just me? I find some of them really creepy! Especially those allotmenteers and the School ones! Over-active imagination!

27 Sep, 2016

 

I can't get over the first wife and the teacher on the rt of the blackboard. Weird...

27 Sep, 2016

 

Nice blog but I'm with Karen, a bit like clowns, slightly scarey. They've put alot of work into them.

27 Sep, 2016

 

Brilliant.I love these villages that do this.Been some years since we visited a village called Orsett, near where we used to live , who did it also.Some people are very inventive.i remember one in particular where the privet hedge had been cut into a horse head and neck shape and a jockey scarecrow sat astride it!

27 Sep, 2016

 

What fun......great to see the community spirit.

27 Sep, 2016

 

My favourite is the flower pot men as well. Back in Kent the town of Battle ( as in 1066) do them as well and I used to enjoy seeing them.

28 Sep, 2016

 

My favourite is the flower pot men. I bet they took ages to make. T and I were trying to match the ones over the allotments wall to anyone we know....lol

28 Sep, 2016

 

In a village nearby there was a privet hedge cut into the shape of a dragon Paul. It's head formed the arch over the entrance gate. The horse with the scarecrow jockey sounds great.
I too find clowns a bit scary.

28 Sep, 2016

 

I love to see the scarecrows, one of the local villages just outside of our town has been doing this for as long as I can remember, they put their hearts and soul into it, usually coincides with May Bank Holiday, we stopped off at Buxton a few weeks back and they had the scarecrows there as well...I think my favs are the jovial allotmenteers, they look so busy don't they, lol....

28 Sep, 2016

 

I love them, what great fun.

28 Sep, 2016

 

the village I live in does a festival usually in july with over 50 scarecrows. it has only been doing it for about 5 years but it is a splendid weekend.

I really enjoyed this blog thankyou.

28 Sep, 2016

 

The allotment workers are my favourite! They reminded me of a statue in Hatherleigh near the cattle market, of 3 farmers looking down at some sheep in a pen.
No sense of urgency at all!

28 Sep, 2016

 

They're great. Someone has worked hard making them :)

29 Sep, 2016

 

Love them. There should be a "Scarecrow Week" all over the UK.

1 Oct, 2016

 

Iv'e always liked scarecrows not that I have really seen many. I like the idea of 'Scarecrow week' that would be brilliant, but in my area, a lot of the people do look like scarecrows anyway xx

4 Oct, 2016

 

Lol Loupylou!

4 Oct, 2016

 

Ha! Ha! Loupylou. I haven't been through Hodthorpe since so I don't know if they are still there. My sisters village do a scarcrow week in Ellerker near Hull but she likes to go away that weekend as she doesn't like all the visitors traipsing through the village. Can't suit everyone I suppose. ?
I think it would be a great idea to do a competition between villages here. We are very competitive with the next village...lol We tell them The best road in Creswell is the road to Whitell.

5 Oct, 2016

 

Fascinating HB I am always amazed at the amount of work involved in making them look so life-like, we have one at our local GC every year, always amuses me, when I see them, thanks for this blog.:-D:-D

10 Nov, 2016

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