Scarecrows invade Rennington for festival of colourful creations
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.
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.”
The winner of the scarecrow trail was K Bell from Gosforth.