Carrbrook’s first scarecrow festival launched

CARRBROOK residents have reached the ‘final straw’ in lockdown – by hosting the area’s first ever scarecrow festival.

The event, launching today, June 19, has seen the community use their time at home creatively to make scarecrows to display in their gardens or windows.

Organised by Carrbrook resident and  The Correspondent’s Gemma Carter, it is hoped it will become an annual feature in the village’s community calendar.

She said: “I have noticed many villages across Tameside and Saddleworth host annual scarecrow events. Carrbrook is a wonderful village blessed with a great community group.

“There is so much beautiful scenery on our doorsteps, the festival is a tool to get families out walking and exploring the area.

“It has been amazing to see so many people get involved. The efforts people have gone to is extraordinary.”

Scarecrows are scattered around the village in the following locations for those wishing to see this year’s entries.

▪️Huddersfield Road (between roundabout and golf club)

▪️Buckton Vale Road

▪️Heyside Close

▪️Calico Crescent

▪️Printers Drive

▪️Buckton Drive

▪️Arundel Close

▪️Fold Crescent

▪️Flash Cottages

▪️Beaconsfield Terrace

▪️Castle Terrace

▪️Moorgate Drive

▪️Moorgate Road

▪️Carrbrook Crescent

▪️Carrbrook Close

▪️Long Row

▪️Buckton Vale Mews

▪️Swallow Close

▪️Stamford Arms Pub

*A full photo gallery will be available online early next week

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