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Bere Regis Village 2013

Scarecrow Competition

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2013 Competition By Sue Stone Well   another   year   over! This   year   Scarecrow   entries   were   down   probably   because   of   the   vandalism   last   year.   I   know   some   of   last   year’s   competitors   were   definitely put off from doing it again. We had fifteen exhibits and the standard was high. I am constantly surprised with the imagination and ideas that entrants come up with. Results 1st ‘Bert’ Turberville Court 2nd ‘Work Rest and Play’ Griffins Gardens 3rds ‘Burglar Bill’ Old Post Office North Street ‘Lazy Sunday Afternoon’ 38 West Street ‘Brock Lover’ 2 The Manor House Southbrook Junior Scarecrows (made with children) 1st ‘Freddie Fisherman – Happiness is a rod in your hand’ 11 Shitterton 2nd ‘Bizzy Lizzy’ The Old Bakery West Street 3rds ‘Suzie Swinger relaxing in the sunshine’ 11 Shitterton ‘Typical Days work’ 17 Manor Farm Road ‘Mr. Mars’ 1 Southmead Over the three years we have carried out this competition this village has produced over 90 scarecrows. You can see them all in this online Archive. I   hope   people   enjoyed   looking   at   them   and   those   that   entered   had   fun   planning   and   doing   them.   I   know   that   parents   and   grandparents   forge   bonds   working   out how   to   do   them   and   making   them   with   children.   I   hope   this   leaves   lasting   memories   of   good   times   for   them.   The   hairdressers   had   fun   with   theirs   even   if   weather   and gravity   had   taken   its   toll   before   judging   took   place.   Other   neighbour   groups   develop   friendships   making   their   community   crows.   I’m   sure   the   Turberville   Court   crowd   will enjoy   drinking   their   winning   bottle   of   sherry.   I   had   a   bit   of   a   struggle   with   mine   looking   up   details   of   Brian   May’s   red   guitar   and   trying   to   make   something   that   resembled   a guitar   and   a   red   one   at   that.   His   hair   was   also   a   problem.   Mother   and   I   had   an   artistic   disagreement   about   that.   What   pleased   me   that   after   all   these   struggles   I   finally   put his   picture   up   on   the   Facebook   site   and   within   3   hours   had   loads   of   positive   comments.   It’s   the   reaction   one   gets   that   makes   it   worthwhile.   I’m   told   Brian   May   enjoyed   the pictures. My   farming   and   hunting   friends   were   unhappy   about   my   choice   of   subject   and   felt   it   was   controversial.   I   was   told   my   badger   was   going   to   follow   the   Blandford Roundabout Hall and Woodhouse badgers and was to be strung up! I made sure he was indoors every night. Thank you all for taking part!
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© Bere Regis Village  2003  -  2017

Bere Regis Village 2013

Scarecrow Competition

Bere Regis Village Website
2013 Competition By Sue Stone Well   another   year   over!   This   year   Scarecrow   entries   were   down probably   because   of   the   vandalism   last   year.   I   know   some   of   last year’s   competitors   were   definitely   put   off   from   doing   it   again.   We   had fifteen   exhibits   and   the   standard   was   high.   I   am   constantly   surprised with the imagination and ideas that entrants come up with. Results 1st ‘Bert’ Turberville Court 2nd ‘Work Rest and Play’ Griffins Gardens 3rds ‘Burglar Bill’ Old Post Office North Street ‘Lazy Sunday Afternoon’ 38 West Street ‘Brock Lover’ 2 The Manor House Southbrook Junior Scarecrows (made with children) 1st ‘Freddie Fisherman – Happiness is a rod in your hand’ 11 Shitterton 2nd ‘Bizzy Lizzy’ The Old Bakery West Street 3rds ‘Suzie Swinger relaxing in the sunshine’ 11 Shitterton ‘Typical Days work’ 17 Manor Farm Road ‘Mr. Mars’ 1 Southmead Over   the   three   years   we   have   carried   out   this   competition   this village   has   produced   over   90   scarecrows.   You   can   see   them   all   in   this online Archive. I   hope   people   enjoyed   looking   at   them   and   those   that   entered had     fun     planning     and     doing     them.     I     know     that     parents     and grandparents   forge   bonds   working   out   how   to   do   them   and   making them   with   children.   I   hope   this   leaves   lasting   memories   of   good   times for   them.   The   hairdressers   had   fun   with   theirs   even   if   weather   and gravity   had   taken   its   toll   before   judging   took   place.   Other   neighbour groups   develop   friendships   making   their   community   crows.   I’m   sure the   Turberville   Court   crowd   will   enjoy   drinking   their   winning   bottle   of sherry.   I   had   a   bit   of   a   struggle   with   mine   looking   up   details   of   Brian May’s   red   guitar   and   trying   to   make   something   that   resembled   a   guitar and   a   red   one   at   that.   His   hair   was   also   a   problem.   Mother   and   I   had an   artistic   disagreement   about   that.   What   pleased   me   that   after   all these   struggles   I   finally   put   his   picture   up   on   the   Facebook   site   and within   3   hours   had   loads   of   positive   comments.   It’s   the   reaction   one gets that makes it worthwhile. I’m told Brian May enjoyed the pictures. My   farming   and   hunting   friends   were   unhappy   about   my   choice of   subject   and   felt   it   was   controversial.   I   was   told   my   badger   was   going to   follow   the   Blandford   Roundabout   Hall   and   Woodhouse   badgers   and was   to   be   strung   up!   I   made   sure   he   was   indoors   every   night.   Thank you all for taking part!
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