SCARECROWS: Main picture, Capt Tom Moore
SCARECROWS: Main picture, Capt Tom Moore

MORE than 30 inventive and colourful effigies were hastily put together to mark a village annual carnival weekend with a socially distanced scarecrow trail at Newsham.

Organisers were delighted at the response from villagers with 33 households taking up the challenge to put together a scarecrow of any shape, size and theme on display in their front gardens on Saturday, May 30, the date the annual carnival would have taken place.

Rose Davies, from the village hall committee, said: “It was such a last minute thing but it was an amazing effort and so many people got involved.

“We were able to have socially distanced walks around the trail and it was marvellous.”

Capt Tom Moore, who raised more than £30million for the NHS by completing 100 laps around his garden before his 100 birthday, was depicted.

A number of frontline workers also became scarecrows in the shape of nurses, postmen and an “elf and safety officer”.

Donald Trump and Boris Johnson had a sit down meeting in one garden.