Who put them up there? The mystery of the Lowestoft scarecrows

One dog walker was surprised to see two scarecrows at North Denes Beach in Lowestoft

One dog walker was surprised to see two scarecrows sitting on a groyne at North Denes Beach in Lowestoft - Credit: Jan McKirdy

On a trip to the beach you might expect to come across a seagull or perhaps spot a jellyfish washed up.

But one dog walker was surprised to discover two scarecrows sitting on a groyne at North Denes Beach in Lowestoft during an evening stroll on Monday, July 4.

And it wasn't the only place Jan McKirdy had seen them - having come up close with them a mile and a half down the road in Gunton Woods several weeks prior.

She said: "I just assumed a child had dropped them in the woods the first time.

Jan McKirdy said she'd spotted the scarecrows a few weeks previously in Gunton Woods

Jan McKirdy said she'd spotted the scarecrows a few weeks previously in Gunton Woods - Credit: Jan McKirdy

"The woods often have fairy houses constructed and left by trees so I didn't think much of it."

So it was a surprise for Ms McKirdy when she discovered the mannequins a second time in a completely different location.

"They must have been placed on the groyne at low tide as they were in the water when I saw them," she added.

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"The groynes are quite high and slippery so it would have been beyond me!"

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