Scarecrows go to the movies for Crowland trail

Libby Jackson, Val Capes and Cathie Elphie, vice chairman of Crowland Parish Council, with the Crowland in Bloom scarecrow made for the first Scarecrow Trail held in aid of Lincolnshire Air Ambulance. ANL-150928-114150001
Libby Jackson, Val Capes and Cathie Elphie, vice chairman of Crowland Parish Council, with the Crowland in Bloom scarecrow made for the first Scarecrow Trail held in aid of Lincolnshire Air Ambulance. ANL-150928-114150001
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Crowland went to the movies at the weekend when visitors were invited to hit the scarecrow trail.

The event was organised by Andrea Briggs and her friends and family and raised more than £300 for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

Ava Buckberry meets Batman at Crowland Youth Club. Photo: Tim Wilson: SG260915-206TW

Ava Buckberry meets Batman at Crowland Youth Club. Photo: Tim Wilson: SG260915-206TW

Among the 16 scarecrows on show around the town were such characters as Batman, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and the Incredible Hulk.

Straight from their success achieving a Silver Gilt award in the East Midlands in Bloom competition for the third year running, Crowland in Bloom also had an entry, Around the World in 80 Days.

On Sunday afternoon, there was a scavenger hunt around the town, with the ticket price including afternoon tea.

The weekend also included a garage sale safari after one earlier in the year was hit by bad weather.

Victor Harding with his Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid scarecrows in South Street, Crowland. Photo: Tim Wilson (SG260915-205aTW)

Victor Harding with his Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid scarecrows in South Street, Crowland. Photo: Tim Wilson (SG260915-205aTW)

Andrea said: “We wanted to raise some money for the air ambulance because we see it fly over here so often.

“It was a fantastic weekend and something we are hoping to run on an annual basis.”

It’s been a busy year for Crowland in Bloom volunteers.

Helen Kempton, chairman, said: “This year we have installed a small flower bed at the Peterborough entrance to Crowland and helped the community playgroup painting planters.

“We also continued to maintain our permanent planting schemes at Trinity 
Court and the Ros Knight 
memorial garden.”