Book characters come to life at Foxton Scarecrow Festival
- Credit: Clive Porter
Beloved children's book characters were brought to life over the weekend at Foxton's annual scarecrow festival.
Forty displays were set up around the village - mostly in residents' gardens - for families to enjoy, from simple standalone figures to elaborate displays. The winning display was from Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson.
From midday until 5pm there was a full programme of events including a children's scarecrow-making competition at St Laurence Church, an autumn flower show, entertainment from the Foxton singers and a tombola and raffle on the village green.
Village hall staff dispensed beverages while villagers browsed a variety of stalls.
One Foxton resident said: "There’s no rural decline in Foxton. It’s a thriving village, and everyone comes together when there’s an event and when they are required to.
"It’s one of the best communities in South Cambridgeshire.”