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Airedale and Ferry Fryston Scarecrow Festival -Gavin Prewer running the Castleford Heritage stand with his scarecrow
Airedale and Ferry Fryston Scarecrow Festival -Gavin Prewer running the Castleford Heritage stand with his scarecrow

HUNDREDS of residents turned out to see ex-straw-dinary creations entered in the annual Airedale and Ferry Fryston Scarecrow Festival.

More than 300 people viewed local schools’ and residents’ scarecrow entries which were displayed on The Green, in Ferry Fryston, for the second scarecrow festival on Saturday.

Paul Roberts, Fryston Woods access ranger, said: “The day was a great success and the community really got behind us in enjoying this great outdoor event.”

Castleford Oyster Park Primary School pupils won the competition after receiving the most votes for their scarecrow, Jess.

Castleford Heritage Trust, which organised the event in conjunction with Wakefield and District Housing, also ran willow-weaving sessions and activities as part of the Fryston Woods access and improvement project which aims to teach residents about improving local woodland.