Scarecrows bring a touch of fun to Little Downham and Pymoor

LITTLE Downham and Pymoor’s annual Scarecrows Around the Village Week saw some intriguing new entries this year, including a Lego man and a set of scarehogs.

Back for it’s fourth outing, the scarecrow week is organised by Little Downham residents Paul and Patti Quant and sees up to 100 scarecrows entered into the competition.

On Saturday, children from Downham Feoffees Primary School displayed their entries outside the school and the festivities were ended with a scarecrow barn dance in the village hall, with funds raised donated to the hall’s refurbishment fund.

Roger and Alan Martin, local farmers, donated straw bails for decoration and Mike and Peggy Rose ran the raffle..

More than 50 dancers, some dressed as scarecrows, came from as far away as north Norfolk and south Hertfordshire and enjoyed an evening of dancing and an excellent Ploughman’s Supper.


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Ely Tesco, Littleport Co-op and Corkers Crisps provided food for the supper.

The evening raised more than �300 towards the fund.

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Gold, silver and bronze butterfly rosettes were awarded to the adults who displayed the following scarecrows respectively: Man holding on to Gutter, ‘Pymoor Methodist Chapel Wedding Party and One man and his Dog.

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