Scarecrow Festival, Flamstead 2012

It’s official, the English are eccentric.  Today we went to the Scarecrow Festival in Flamstead, Herts.  Apparently, it’s been going for over 10 years and was started to generate funds for the upkeep of the Village Church and the Herts Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre.

At least 70 locals took part, hoping for the most votes at the end of the day.  We’d printed out a map beforehand but found ourselves just roaming the streets on the look out for these rather unique home-made anomalies dotted around the town.  Our favourites were the 3 Little Pigs, The Hungry Caterpillar and the Guy on the Throne.  However, we forgot to vote in the end.

All in all it was a great day out, albeit a bit hot!

Is this a British thing?