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Scarecrow festival draws crowds

PUBLISHED: 09:50 04 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:38 30 June 2010

Young and old have been flocking to Martham over the Bank Holiday weekend on a special mission: scarecrow-spotting.

The village's third scarecrow festival saw ingeniously decorated scarecrows appear almost everywhere, from the church to shops and people's gardens.

Young and old have been flocking to Martham over the Bank Holiday weekend on a special mission: scarecrow-spotting.

The village's third scarecrow festival saw ingeniously decorated scarecrows appear almost everywhere, from the church to shops and people's gardens.

Julie Beales, one of five friends organising the event, said: “We had a tremendous response from local groups and organisations and there are 136 scarecrows, 30 more than last year.

“We have got everything from television X-Factor judges and a schoolteacher to maypole dancers and mods on bikes, even people dressed up as living scarecrows.”

Donations and money charged to stallholders at a festival fete will go to Just for You, a new village youth group, and to a fund to secure the festival's future.


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