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Bromyard Scarecrow Festival 2017

Bromyard Scarecrow Festival

Bromyard Scarecrow Festival took place on Friday 9th June. Everyone from the West Midlands Learning Campus played a part in making this year’s entry and we were not disappointed. The Scarecrow theme this year was ‘Weather’ and our entry was Yellow Submarine/Rain by the Beatles.

Well done to all the residents at Winslow Court for your fantastic creation.

We congregated at St Peters Churchyard just before 7.30pm to witness an extraordinary array of scarecrows who were taking part in the grand parade through the town.

We were joined by Peder Nielsen, Bromyard Town Crier and current Champion Crier of Europe and the fantastic Tenbury Town Band and our new Mayor and escort. They lead the procession as it made its way along Church Street through Market Square, along Broad Street and High Street and into Cruxwell Street ending up on the Town Green for a BBQ and entertainment.

The young men of Winslow Court were supported by staff to help parade our entry through the town, they enjoyed waving to all the people who came out to line the streets and encourage everyone along the way.

Whilst we were congregating in the churchyard and parading through the town the judges were looking to award prize money totalling almost £100 to the best entourage accompanying their scarecrow entry, a little later in the evening the winners would be announced and presented with their prizes.

Once we had paraded through the town, we ended up on the town green for judging and although we did not win this year, everyone had a great evening and we all decided we cannot wait to do it all again next year!

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David Walsh, Community Development Officer, Sporting Communities

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