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Lacock scarecrows have a regal air
Organisers Jamie Parsons George Cutler Simon Winfield and Pete Mchenry with their Royal theme scarecrow trail
Families came together to have a royally strawesome time at the annual Lacock Scarecrow Trail over the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend.
Hundreds of people came to the popular village event, now in its eighth year, raising funds for Lacock Primary School, in High Street.
Fittingly the trail, which ran throughout Lacock on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, had a royal theme this year to mark the Queen’s 60 years on the throne.
Friends of Lacock School Treasurer Simon Winfield said: “It was a really good weekend and we were so impressed with the amount of people who came to Lacock despite the weather. We are so proud of the success of the trail as it really helps to bring the village to life.”
There were 43 scarecrows created for the adult trail and there was also a children’s event in the village.
Mr Winfield said that the full total from the trail is still being tallied but he expects the event to raise around £3,500 for the school.
He said: “The funds the event raise make a real difference to the school and its pupils. Over the weekend, it was also great to see so many families working together to try and solve the clues along the trail. I think the adults needed more help with the clues than the children did.”
Visitors met many royal scarecrows along the route as well as Queen Bee and an ice queen.
Prizes were handed to those who correctly spotted the most scarecrows along the trail and there was also a prize for the winner of the children’s trail.
Mr Winfield said: “The whole event was a great way to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and I’d like to thank all the people who took part and supported the trail. Also, a huge thank you has to go to all the businesses in the village who without doubt make the trail such a success.”
For information about the trail visit www.friendsoflacockschool.
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