Scarecrows bring smiles to Staple Hill

August 27 2020

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SCARECROWS staged a takeover of Staple Hill to brighten up the streets.
The Staple Hill and Surrounds Scarecrow Trail was staged over the weekend of August 6-9, with almost 50 characters displayed outside homes and businesses.
People taking part were able to choose any famous person or fictional character, and creations ranged from figures from the lockdown, including fitness guru Joe Wicks and Prime Minister's adviser Dominic Cummings, to a headless Charles I and Alice in Wonderland.
The trail idea was hatched at the VE Day celebrations on Ducie Road, Staple Hill, where residents were trying to find ways to continue bringing people together in times of social distancing and to find ways to keep people who had missed out on a summer holiday entertained.
Organiser Anita Dobson said: "The response was amazing, with hundreds of people walking around with maps and ticking off the scarecrows. With the weather mostly sunny, it made for an enjoyable weekend for a walk.
“We hope it has brought a smile to many faces in this difficult time. Over 700 people passed our house over four days and it’s been fantastic to see how much they were enjoying themselves.”