Weird and wonderful scarecrows on show

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A VILLAGE has become home to a host of characters thanks to crafty residents.

More than 30 weird and wonderful scarecrows have been created in Easington Village as part of a competition.

Organiser of Easington Village's second annual Scarecrow competition, Alice Morton, with one of the Scarecrows.

Organiser of Easington Village's second annual Scarecrow competition, Alice Morton, with one of the Scarecrows.

An astronaut, teddy bears picnic, Britannia and a giant wooden robot have all been put on display by people hoping to win a prize.

Organiser Alice Morton arranged the colourful competition for the second year, and said she is pleased with the response.

“I wanted to organise it because I thought if I don’t do it, then no one will,” she said.

“It is a way to get the whole community together and getting crafty.

Some of the entries in Easington Village's second annual Scarecrow competition.

Some of the entries in Easington Village's second annual Scarecrow competition.

“We’ve got a Humpty Dumpty, Little Miss Muffet, a builder and a genie, to name a few.”

Alice, 18, who is due to start a degree at Leeds Metropolitan University next week, has also organised a scarecrow awards fair, which will take place tomorrow.

Everyone who has entered the scarecrow competition will win a prize, and those who attend will get a chance to see pictures of the entries.

A judging panel will decide who wins which prizes, and there will also be entertainment for all the family, including a bouncy castle.

Alice, who began the scarecrow competition last year, is hoping it will be a fun day.

“Last year we didn’t hand out entry forms to people who wanted to take part, so this year we have done that. There are about the same amount of people getting involved as last year, but we have also had a few scarecrows popping up from people who aren’t entered in the competition.

“It’s just a nice way to brighten up the village for a while.”