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Scarecrows invade Rennington for festival of colourful creations

Rennington scarecrows 2016.
Rennington scarecrows 2016.

A Minion, Scooby-Doo and Tommy Cooper were spotted in Rennington, as the village held its annual bank-holiday scarecrow festival.

The event, from Saturday to Monday, featured a host of eye-catching creations and highly-creative scenes, including a MasterChef display.

Rennington scarecrows 2016.

Rennington scarecrows 2016.

There was also a nautical scene titled Small Ships Regatta Rennington 2016 – which was a take on the Blyth Tall Ships Regatta, which was staged the same weekend.

The festival raised up to £3,500 for the village hall and about £900 for the church. There was a collection for the Charlie Bear Cancer Appeal, raising £180, while HospiceCare North Northumberland had a presence at the event.

The festival is run by the village hall committee and organisers are bemoaning a wet Sunday morning, which kept visitors away for most of the day and impacted on takings.

Committee chairman Wendy Swinney said: “Because of the rain, Sunday was a disaster and we didn’t really get anybody come until 2pm. Monday was very good, but our takings are down this year, which is a shame because people put in a lot of hard work. We have been going 17 years and it is wonderful how people keep coming up with different scarecrow ideas.”

Rennington scarecrows 2016.

Rennington scarecrows 2016.

The winner of the scarecrow trail was K Bell from Gosforth.

Rennington scarecrows 2016.

Rennington scarecrows 2016.

Rennington scarecrows 2016.

Rennington scarecrows 2016.

Rennington scarecrows 2016.

Rennington scarecrows 2016.

Rennington scarecrows 2016.

Rennington scarecrows 2016.