Village to hold scarecrow hunt held to celebrate 50 years since formation

PUBLISHED: 12:27 20 June 2018 | UPDATED: 12:27 20 June 2018

Roy Hurrell organiser of Mutford Scarecrow Hunt.  Picture: James Bass.

Roy Hurrell organiser of Mutford Scarecrow Hunt. Picture: James Bass.

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2009

An army of sharply dressed scarecrows will once again descend on a Suffolk village to celebrate 50 years since its inception.

The Mutford Scarecrow Hunt is set to take place on Saturday, July 7, and Sunday, July 8.

Organiser Roy Hurrell said: “This year is the 50th anniversary of Mutford village being opened and the village will be celebrating with a Scarecrow Hunt weekend. This event has proved to be very well attended in previous years.

“There will be a trail around the village to find the scarecrows and match them to the clues provided by entry forms.”

The event is expected to welcome up to 50 scarecrows around the village while the village hall will host an exhibition showcasing archive photos and films showing the village’s highlights since 1968.

Mr Hurrell added: “On the field there will be vintage farm machinery, classic cars, bouncy castle and craft stalls.

“A Tombola and children’s colouring competition will run all through the weekend and refreshments will be on sale in the hall.”

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