IN PICTURES- Scaregrows go down a Storm at Oversley Green competition - The Redditch Standard

IN PICTURES- Scaregrows go down a Storm at Oversley Green competition

Redditch Editorial 16th Jul, 2022   0

STORMTROOPERS, astronauts and Little Miss Muffet complete with her tuffet were just some of the unusual visitors to Oversley Green for its annual Scarecrow Competition at the weekend.

Stormtroopers come to Oversley Green. Picture by Marcus Mingins 2722013MMR1 copyright Bullivant Media

Scarecrows of all shapes and sizes, from the wildly imaginative to the humorous, took up pole position outside homes and in gardens across the village.

Each was vying to take away first prize in the annual competition arranged by Oversley Green Residents’ Association.

Richard Slatter and John Bull. Picture by Marcus Mingins 2722013MMR4 copyright Bullivant Media

And according to the organisers, this year’s competition was a closely run field.

Richard Slatter, from the residents association, told the Observer: “Choosing winners is always difficult as there is a great deal of creativity in the entries and this year was no exception with the judges having a hard time separating the winners from very creative entries.”

Oversley Green we have lift off. Picture by Marcus Mingins 2722013MMR3 copyright Bullivant Media

First prize was awarded to Maureen Smith with her Little Princess scarecrow, complete with miniature potties.

Judge Wendy Sherwood meets the Little Primcess. Picture by Marcus Mingins 2722013MMR2 copyright Bullivant Media

Second prize was given to The Mad Hatters Tea Party, complete with backwards clock, submitted by the Busby family and third prize went to Alex and Malcolm Steward for their Parachuting Queen – a nod to Her Majesty’s ‘antics’ for the London Olympics opening ceremony in 2012.


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