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Where’s Finlay?

Yesterday my son Luke and I set off round our home village of Newton Arlosh for the 1st Scarecrow Festival, only to see our very own calf, Finlay.  On his holiday’s for the weekend with Mr & Mrs Bell, Finlay poses well for the passersby with his scarecrow farmer.

The weather was glorious and we continued round the village with our quiz sheets and admired the effort that people had put in with the scarecrows.  We had our very own policeman with his speed gun, which when driving through the village looked very real.  I wonder how many people he caught speeding?

We had around 18 scarecrows in total which included a celebrity scarecrow appearance by Bradley Wiggins on his bicycle showing off his gold medal.  This was a fabulous event for the village and we hope it continues annually.  

Our cow and bull are now missing Finlay and await his safe return and tales of Newton Arlosh Scarecrow Festival.

Julie Taylor

Posted: September 3rd, 2012

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