The Ceremonial Bonfire

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So to the end of another wonderful scarecrow invasion.  A balmy summer evening – we couldn’t have ordered better – saw people sitting on straw bales for our prize presentation.  Burgers were eaten with relish before everyone made their way over to see the bonfire lit.  Jeff the Norman, Best Scarecrow, was carried over and set in pride of place high on the bonfire.  The ceremony was enjoyed by some 200 people and the word was that the evening was a perfect end to the festival.  Sharnfold Farm certainly did us proud, building the bonfire and providing the eats and drinks.  Thank you to Denis and his team.  You can see more pictures of the bonfire in the Scarecrow Gallery.  Goodbye all our 2016 friends and so to thoughts of 2017…………..

And the final count is………………..

189  Pevensey Clown
189 Pevensey Clown

255

Doing the rounds, I found a load more scarecrows that I hadn’t heard about or got pictures of.  Just like last year the final count grew as scarecrows hiding in gardens and behind bushes peeped out. So we reached 255 – and there may still be a few more.  Last year we had 251 – so we broke the record !  Well done and thank you to everyone who got making and displaying our funny friends.  From the rude man sticking out his tongue, to a really traditional chappie, a happy fella, a lady taking a rest while our very own Postie Kim takes a rest from delivering our letters.  Most of the scarecrows are in the gallery – so do take a look – if yours is missing let us know and send a pic before you take it down.

150 How Rude
150 How Rude
166
166
157 Peeking Over
157 Peeking Over
177  Postie Kim
177 Postie Kim
188 Lady Resting
188 Lady Resting

Who made me ???

180 1066 guard
180 1066 guard

 

In my travels looking at all your scarecrows I came across this 1066 gent standing guard at the entrance to Beachlands.  Did you make him ?  Do you know who did ?  I’d like to know because I want to make contact with his maker !  Please either email scarecrow@pevenseyvillages.org or tel 768530