Darcy Lever 2016 annual scarecrow festival
PUBLISHED: 00:00 25 July 2016
Scarecrows took over the streets of Darcy Lever, Bolton, during the village’s annual festival.
Darcy Lever scarecrow festival
Libby and Maddie Smethurst birthday celebrations with HM the Queen scarecrow
Hannah and Samantha Berry with Natalie the scarecrow
Head teacher, Michael Cummins
Jessica Parker, Hollie Daley, Sharon Parker, Nicola Daley and Alicia Parker from 3rd Bolton Brownies and Rainbows
Pupils from St Stephen and All Martyrs' CE Primary School celebrate with one of their scarecrow displays
Two year old Fayth Taylor with Lyndsey Duckworth and Cathryne Taylor in the garden with Mr McGregor celebrating 150 years of Beatrix Potter
More Tea Vicar display with Janet Turner, Anthony Hodgson and Christine Hodgson
The force is strong with Joshua Wincott and his Straw Wars scarecrow display
Jayden and Callum Creighton pull faces with the scary witch scarecrow
Alan Gaskell with his Quality Time scarecrows
Organised by St Stephen and All Martyrs’ CE Primary School, Friends of St Stephen’s and the church, the festival saw pupils and residents get involved in creating an army of scarecrows. Locals let their imaginations run wild and even her The Queen was immortalised in scarecrow form. The festival also ran in conjunction with the traditional village fair.
Michael Cummins, head teacher at the school, said: ‘It was a wonderful day and the weather really helped. All the groups involved work hard to put together the day, which is one of the biggest in the school’s calendar. We had more entries this year, which is a great response from the local community.’