SCARECROWS lined the streets of Hilmarton for its annual Scarecrow Festival raising money for charity.

Revellers spent last weekend soaking up the sun and walking around the village, guessing who the 46 scarecrows making up the trail were.

This year the theme was pairs, and efforts were not half-hearted as the community worked hard to create some of their favourite characters and celebrities.

Dennis the Menace, Fred Flinstone and Barney Rubble, and Mickey and Minnie Mouse were some of the famous faces to make an appearance.

This year, the Hilmarton Scarecrow Festival Committee decided to give out cryptic clues to give a hand to all those taking part.

Scarecrow coordinator Natalie Doust, said: "It was a busy weekend and it was really successful.

"We had lots of lovely positive feedback, we had comments telling how it had such a lovely child friendly, community feel and people were really impressed with our cryptic clues.

"It was nice to give people something different.

"We managed to sell out off all our burgers and sweets, we didn't have anything left."

As well as the scarecrow trail, the festival had a mini animal farm which was a hit with the children, a bouncy castle, face painting and archery.

Mrs Doust added: "I'm usually able to pick my favourite scarecrow but this year we had some very high class scarecrows, they were very well done.

"The committee is having a well deserved rest. It is coming up with different ideas every year.

"It was nice to have such lovely feedback, it makes all the hard work worthwhile."

The money raised, which is still being counted, will be distributed between the Jessie May Children's Hospice at Home, Hilmarton Primary School, Hilmarton Preschool and St Laurence Church.