Category Archives: Armathwaite Scarecrow Festival 2016

Scarecrows and cream teas

This weekend was the very first Armathwaite Scarecrow  Festival. Tickets were just £3 for adults and £2 per child and included a cream tea and map for adults and a cake, drink and map for children.

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We were lucky as it’s been gloriously sunny. We started with a cream  tea in the Dukes Head and then took Rigsby and Shackleton for a walk along the trail. There were 28 scarecrows in total although only 25 shown on the map. There were some excellent creations.

Our very own Frank Sidebottom appeared, guarding the Timperley rhubarb with his puppet ‘Little Denise’ …

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There were familiar characters from the series ‘Open All Hours’ in the shape of shop keeper ‘Arkwright’and across the road leaning out of a window was the object of his desire ‘Nurse Gladys Emmanuel’. Long suffering middle aged delivery boy Nephew Granville’ was taking a break from chores on a bench nearby…

‘Eddi’ and ‘Patsy’ of Ab-Fab fame were spotted having G&T and a smoke outside the Dukes Head…

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‘Sponge Bob’ was having a barbecue….

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There were 2 weary travellers up by the station approach; clearly no one had told them there are no trains running until 2017 while the underpinning of the embankment is in progress, following the recent floods.

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And here are the others…

A success! You know it was, it really was…

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