Scarecrows on the trail

The Millhouse Green & Thurlstone WI organised a 'Scaregrow Trail' around the villages to raise funds for teh Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team.Pictured are some of the scarecrows in the villages are Scarlett and Max Stephens from Killamarsh
The Millhouse Green & Thurlstone WI organised a 'Scaregrow Trail' around the villages to raise funds for teh Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team.Pictured are some of the scarecrows in the villages are Scarlett and Max Stephens from Killamarsh
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FOLLOW the scarecrow trail!

A South Yorkshire village was taken over by hordes of colourful characters as a fundraising event returned bigger and better for its fourth year.

The scarecrow trail has become an annual institution in Millhouse Green, near Penistone, with hundreds of visitors coming along to look at the models made by local residents.

This year’s trail was themed around children’s television characters - with Bill and Ben the Flowerpot Men making an appearance in scarecrow form along with Bob the Builder, Rupert Bear, Andy Pandy, Spongebob Squarepants and Wurzel Gummidge.

Visitors also browsed stalls inside Millhouse Green and Thurlstone Methodist Church, where traditional cream teas and other tasty treats were also being served.

Anne Pearson, aged 68, who lives in Millhouse Green and was part of the 10-strong organising committee from the local WI, said the standard of this year’s scarecrows was ‘very good’, and that the event raised £750 for the Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team.

“We were very pleased with it all and we had such a good turnout - a lot of people came,” she said.

The trail of 24 scarecrows started at the church and followed a route down Birk Avenue and up Birk Lane.

The winning scarecrow was a model of Shaun the Sheep, made by a member of the Bullhouse Chapel on the outskirts of Millhouse Green.

Many of the scarecrows were made by groups of children from the church and Millhouse School.

Each of the groups received a certificate and a £10 note between them for entering.

“We’re looking forward to next year now!” Anne said.