Hundreds out to see their favourite cartoons as scarecrows

PUBLISHED: 14:00 30 September 2016

Amelie and Chloe with Walace and Gromit and David Dalley who created the scene.

Amelie and Chloe with Walace and Gromit and David Dalley who created the scene.


More than 70 scarecrows were on display around Uphill last weekend.

Visitors were out in their hundreds to visit the annual Scarecrow Festival.

This year’s theme was cartoon capers and people were very creative with their scarecrows.

Uphill Village Society chairman Stewart Castle told the Mercury: “The weekend went very well indeed despite the occasional patches of rain but we did not let that dampen our spirits.

“Scarecrows ranged from the spectacular Wallace and Gromit to the impressive Flintstones.

“The event showed great community spirit and had a very good atmosphere.”

St Nicholas Church and the Methodist Church, both in Uphill Road South, opened their doors throughout the weekend. The churches welcomed people in from the cold, offering them refreshments and cream teas.

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