‘Horrible Histories’ theme for popular scarecrow festival

Cyclists Ali Oldfield, Sandy Roy and Maria Dobney stop to admire one of the High St. creations 'PHOTO: Tim Williams
Cyclists Ali Oldfield, Sandy Roy and Maria Dobney stop to admire one of the High St. creations 'PHOTO: Tim Williams

Nearly 60 scarecrows lined the streets and gardens of Hickling at the weekend as part of the village’s traditional annual festival.

The event was well attended with over 2,500 people passing through the village to marvel at the creativity of the scarecrow entries on show as well as enjoy the entertainment and range of activities on offer.

Vale of Belvoir British Legion members Mike Chapman and John Pascoe with their fun-raising Poppy Man 'PHOTO: Tim Williams

Vale of Belvoir British Legion members Mike Chapman and John Pascoe with their fun-raising Poppy Man 'PHOTO: Tim Williams

This year’s theme was ‘Horrible Histories’ and the festival was held in aid of Stathern-based Dove Cottage day hospice, Rainbows Hospice and village groups.

Margaret Woolley, who helped organise the event, said: “The theme for the scarecrow competition was an unusual one chosen this year, but it proved to be a very popular choice with children.

“Attractions held across the weekend included a pig roast, craft fair, market stalls, balloon races and children’s entertainment.

“I’d like to thank all those who helped support the festival in some way.”

Lawrence of Arabia and his camel attracted some attention PHOTO: Tim Williams

Lawrence of Arabia and his camel attracted some attention PHOTO: Tim Williams