Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Sixty scarecrows all in a row
Published 02/06/14



A RANGE of characters featured in Sonning’s seventh biennial scarecrow trail held over the bank holiday weekend.

Thousands of visitors descended on the village on Sunday and Monday to view about 60 scarecrows made by residents and placed outside their homes.

The creations included Cruella de Vil and the 101 Dalmations, the Red Baron, Spiderman, Superman and Iron Man and characters from TV and children’s films.

Barbara Carr, of the Sonning village scarecrow and open gardens committee, said: “People work on them for several weeks beforehand and a considerable amount of thought goes into some of them.

“I’m quite impressed with the way visitors get behind it — they come from all over the place.


“The weather wasn’t very good on Monday but it didn’t seem to stop people coming and we had almost as many as we did on Sunday when it was brilliant sunshine.”

Christine Sandall’s Gone Fishing scarecrow outside her Thames Street home was of her husband John. “He just walks down the road and goes fishing off the wharf,” she said.

Sidney Liddiard made a Victor Meldrew-themed scarecrow called The Gardener outside his Pound Lane home.

He said: “I do some work up at the recreation ground and I’m forever picking up bits of litter. It’s a beautiful village and we want to keep it that way.”

Asked if the character was supposed to be him, Mr Liddiard said: “Certain people think it might be!”

John Hicks, of Thames Street, created TV’s Del Boy and Rodney and said: “We have done one every year since the trail started.”

The event also featured four open gardens, a plant sale, a Punch and Judy show in the High Street and hand bells in St Andrew’s Church.

The event made about 12,000, which will go towards village amenities.

Published 02/06/14

MOST POPULAR
Shopkeeper apologises for 'cheeky' sign
Deck could be solution to parking shortage
Shop closes after 13 years in Henley
Tragic death ruled as misadventure
Barber who started out cutting his friends' hair
Men charged after assaulting police officers
Swiss Farm wins national award
Adam Ant to play at Rewind 2016
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
Millie's Dream delivers 40th defibrillator
Free cream teas courtesy of Tesco
Deck could be solution to parking shortage
Prospect of flower market at Chelsea Fringe
Legless Rowers enter record books
81-year-old Henley woman arrested in connection with shooting death
Hospital watchdog chairman unseated
Royal Berks A&E 'only for emergencies'
House fire tackled in Nettlebed
Swiss Farm wins national award
Classroom unveiled by Bishop of Dorchester
Men charged after assaulting police officers
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST SPORTS HEADLINES
Hawks prepare for change
Endurance race returns for second year
Vikings conquer at Abingdon
Four goals put Red Kites in seventh heaven
Tidwell at the double on his debut
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 419429
www.higgsprinting.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD.

Cookie Policy | Copyright and Terms | Competition Rules | Contact Us | Advertise with us | Site Map
© Higgs & Co (Printers) Limited 2013  |  Registered in England number 1418717