Wickhampton Scarecrow Festival SUCCESS

Spirits were lifted, on a slightly soggy Sunday, by the appearance of several “celebrities” at the inaugural Scarecrow Festival held at St Andrew’s church at Wickhampton on Sunday 29 September 2019.  The event was timed to coincide with the Benefice Harvest Festival taking place at the church, and the congregation was swelled by some 15 “exstrawdinary” characters!

The Friends of Wickhampton Church, who organised the event, were delighted to welcome all the Scarecrows, but were particularly pleased that Her Majesty the Queen and Prime Minister Boris Johnson both found time to pop in!

The standard was extremely high, with a great deal of imagination and effort having gone into making the scarecrows, and the very difficult job of choosing a winner fell to David Clayton from Radio Norfolk – he’d certainly drawn the short straw!

David was impressed with all the entries, and felt they were all winners, but 1st prize of a family ticket to BeWILDerwood went to “Henry Blogg” (1876-1954), the most decorated RNLI lifeboat man in history who served for 53 years on Cromer’s lifeboats.

The event raised over £85 for church funds, which will be added to the £773 already raised at the Teddy Bear Parachute Day in August, so a very big THANK YOU to everyone who joined in with the fun!

For more information: The Friends of Wickhampton Church - email: wickhampton@gmail.com