Record number of visitors at this year's Mutford Scarecrow Trail

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A scarecrow Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc - Credit: Mick Howes

Record numbers of visitors attended this year's Mutford Scarecrow Trail, which showcased 54 scarecrows around the village.

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The winning scarecrow was the Gruffalo. - Credit: Submitted

1,000 visitors attended over the weekend to visit scarecrows ranging from everything from Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc, the ginger bread man from Shrek and even prime minister Boris Johnson.

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Prime minister Boris Johnson visiting Mutford over the weekend. - Credit: Mick Howes

Organiser and Chairman of Mutford Village Hall, Roy Hurrell, was pleased to be back and said: "People have been so starved of things to do and it was great to see record numbers and some fantastic scarecrows.

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Organiser Roy Hurrell said record numbers attended Mutford Scarecrow Trail this year. - Credit: Mick Howes

"Our winning scarecrow was the Gruffalo, which operated and flashed as you approached it.

"I think some people had a lot of time on their hands to perfect their scarecrows throughout lockdown.


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"We've raised £1,500 for the village fund which is much needed during these difficult times.

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The ginger bread man from Shrek as never seen before. - Credit: Mick Howes

"It is our first event since 2018 and it is the right time to host it again as we come out of the pandemic.

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"I just want to say that the village hall committee really pulled it all together this year and the full results can be seen in the village hall window."

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Scarecrow at the Mutford Scarecrow Trail 2021. - Credit: Mick Howes

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Many people spent lockdown perfecting their scarecrows. - Credit: Mick Howes

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Famous film character graced the streets of Mutford. - Credit: Mick Howes

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Scarecrows adorned the streets of Mutford. - Credit: Mick Howes

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Many different types of scarecrow could be seen at this year's event. - Credit: Mick Howes

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Scarecrow trail was back in Mutford. - Credit: Mick Howes

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Mutford Scarecrow Trail 2021. - Credit: Mick Howes

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Mutford Scarecrow Trail. - Credit: Mick Howes


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