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Scareycrows surround Calverley

Calverley has been invaded by the scariest of scarecrows, with the Plague Doctor, Corpse Bride, the Ice Monster and a Nightmare on Carr Hill Grove among the 17 spooks terrorising the village, writes Anne Akers.

The Scareycrow Festival is organised by Creative Calverley as part of Calverley Halloween, which is raising cash for the PTA at the village C of E School.

Photo: Anne Akers

With no trick or treating or other social activities due to the pandemic, grown-ups and children have put their creative thinking caps on to produce Halloween versions of the traditional scarecrows, with the aim of scaring people rather than crows.

The scareycrows have been on display all week and most will stay until Wednesday so that children from two classes at Calverley Parkside, who have been self-isolating, will be able to see them. You can download the scareycrow map here, or buy paper copies at the Post Office or Calverley News. There’s also online voting for the best ‘crop idol’, with the winner receiving a virtual prize!

Photo: Creative Calverley

For those who would rather not be scared, there’s the Pumpkin Trail of decorated pumpkins.

Creative Calverley is also organising advent windows for December.

Photo: Anne Akers

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