Bernard Hall Cuddington
Bernard Hall Cuddington
By Fancesca Flaxton - 19th June 2016 3:30pm
There has been an overwhelming response to Haddenham's first Scarecrow Festival, which was launched at the village Fete. Almost 50 individuals, clubs, societies, community groups, schools and local businesses have entered scarecrows into the Festival and several extras have appeared around the village this week!
Haddenham residents definitely have great imagination and a wonderful sense of humour — they have used gardens, tennis courts, streams, car parks, walls, hedges, chairs and even house roofs to display their scarecrows! Well done to everyone who has taken part and thank you for your generous donations so far to the Florence Nightingale Hospice charity.
You can follow the Haddenham Scarecrow Festival Trail to see these fantastic creations between now and 26th June. Get yourself a Trail map to make sure you don't miss anything, in return for a £1 donation to the above charity. Trail maps are available from the following locations:
- Blooming Fruity
- Egg House Butchery
- Jenny Bullimore at 4 White Cross Road, part of the Bucks Open Studios
- The Haddenham Florence Nightingale shop, open Thursday-Saturday
In addition to bringing the community together and giving passers by a laugh, it is hoped that this event will raise over £300 for a very worthy cause. Watch this space for the final total and any updates.
Featured above are just a few of the humourous and ingenious scarecrows currently appearing around the village. A few more are featured in our GALLERIES section. But it's much more fun to walk round Haddenham and spot them in situ.
Have fun Scarecrow spotting!
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
Haddenham Screen is returning after the Covid break on Tuesday 24th May.Organisers look forward to seeing all their supporters from pre-pandemic days and all other residents of Haddenham and the surrounding villages to their programme of some of the best movies released recently . Tickets available online or at the doorThe re-opening presentation...
Following recent criticisms in certain national newspapers and on social media of the current state of General Practice in this country, we have chosen to reproduce a letter published in the latest edition of the British Medical Journal, written by a GP based in Oxfordshire.Where have our GPs gone?That question topped the 3 May front page of the Daily Mail--a tabloid newspaper not known for...
Haddenham St Mary's CE school are going to be celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a special week at school next week (23rd-26th May). The week is going to culminate in a 1950's Tea Party on the Thursday afternoon where children will celebrate with their parents. We would love to invite anyone local who has a vintage car to bring their car along on the afternoon of the...