Sunday, 7 July 2013

Hunsworth Scarecrow Festival/War Weekend

Yesterday I went to these events with my husband, daughter and her friend L.  We always walk through Hunsworth to look at the scarecrows (even when it is really inclement weather, like last year) but this year we were very disappointed.  Only a few houses had joined in the Festival, so there were very few scarecrows to look at and of those that were there, very few were up to the usual standard:

Very disappointing.  Unlike The Yorkshire Wartime Experience.  Last year sadly, the event was marred by torrential rain that left the fields awash with mud, but this year we were very lucky with the weather.  Glorious sunshine stayed with us all weekend, so the school visits on Friday and members of the public on Saturday and Sunday could enjoy all the vehicles, uniforms and events.  We enjoyed listening to the music of the times, the ammunitions display and the tank parade.  There were many families enjoying the event and I am sure lots of people learned far more history from the owners and participators than they could ever learn in school.

It is a fantastic event that I hope will be repeated for many years and thanks go out to all the organisers (including our friend S).  As it is a non-profit event in aid of charity, I hope that some of my followers may be able to attend the event next year that is scheduled for 6-8th July 2014.  For more information, please go to the website:

Here are just a few of the photos I took on the day:

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