It is hard not to smile when you see a scarecrow. Especially one like Basil, who made his first appearance 2 years ago in Great Haywood for an “Open Gardens” display.
Since then he has been living in a garden quietly waiting his next public appearance. Rumours have begun to spread around the Haywoods and Colwich that a mass gathering of scarecrows is to take place for the harvest festival at St Michael’s Church in Colwich.
Basil will definitely be there over the first week-end in September (1st to 4th). He hopes to be joined by scarecrows representing schools, clubs, societies, churches, businesses, individuals and local farmers. Look out for more details around the villages if you would like to be involved!