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Woolton Hill got spooky last week as the village came to life with a Halloween scarecrow trail.

St Thomas’ Infant School parent teacher association arranged the trail, with all proceeds from the maps for the trail going towards the school.

In all, 25 scarecrows were dotted around the village for children and parents to track down.

Brenda Login with one-year-old grandson Theodore.
Brenda Login with one-year-old grandson Theodore.

There were several scarecrows with pumpkins for heads, including one performing a cartwheel at the entrance to the village, on the corner of Woolton Hill Road and Broadlayings.

Another was perched on a bench at the entrance to the path through the parish field, waving hello to passers-by.

Adding her creation to the trail was Greenacres' resident Brenda Login, who made a witch scarecrow with her grandchildren Sebastian Login, six, and one-year-old Theodore Martin-Jones.

Doing cartwheels at the entrance to Woolton Hill.
Doing cartwheels at the entrance to Woolton Hill.

Mrs Login said: “We made the witch from the Room on the Broom and some children have recognised it.

“I wanted to do a witch and so I looked on the internet for witches – this one came up and I thought how apt with it being from a children’s book.”

Mrs Login said the scarecrow was out of an old pram mattress and foam, while Crocs and black bags were used for the shoes.

A witch preparing for take-off in the village centre.
A witch preparing for take-off in the village centre.

She continued: “Sebastian suggested she could wear his crocs and it was a brilliant idea because they fitted absolutely perfectly.

“He really enjoyed doing it – he’s very practical, he made a few suggestions and it all came together.

“We’ve bought the maps from the post office – it was good fun and the scarecrows look very good.”

A friendly greeting at the entrance to the parish field.
A friendly greeting at the entrance to the parish field.

East Woodhay parish councillor Karen Titcomb said: “I was absolutely amazed at how gorgeous they all were.

“I’ve been stunned at how beautiful they are and the construction of them as well, and the detail and thought that’s gone in to them.

“The one doing the cartwheel has taken a huge amount of effort to build it.

“I think they’re great.”



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