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Wray Scarecrow Festival 2015

April 28, 2015

Sometimes it pays to wander “over the border” to Lancashire. Many places are an easy day trip from the Lake District. As I had business in Lancaster I thought I would google “What’s on in Lancaster” before heading out. I am so glad I did. I spotted that there was a Scarecrow Festival in the village of Wray.

Village Street Wray

Village Street Wray

Happy Faces

Happy Faces

Wray Scarecrow

Wray Scarecrow

Wray Scarecrows

Wray Scarecrows

Wray village is situated in the Lune Valley and is an interesting  little village with many buildings from the 17th and 18th Century.

Church Scarecrow

Church Scarecrow

I was lucky enough to find a space in the church carpark. Put some money in the honesty box at the gate and headed in to the village. Local farmers do open their fields for parking. Usually £1.50 so don’t be worried about visiting.

On my Wray Home

On my Wray Home

Remember to look all around. This scarecrow was perched high above.

Mrs Brown

Mrs Brown

And make sure you even look inside cars!

Scary Scarecrow

Scary Scarecrow

Wray used to be a village that produced hats, nails and bobbins. It is a lovely little village with a general store, Post Office and pub the George and Dragon. Everyone had taken part in the festival.

Scarecrow outside the pub

Scarecrow outside the pub

Post Office Scarecrow

Post Office Scarecrow

The Locals seemed to be taking everything in their stride.

Local Resident

Local Resident

As well as the Scarecrow Festival which runs until the 4th of May there is a car boot sale, Vintage Market, and Fun Fair.

School Scarecrows

School Scarecrows

The school had made little scarecrows for sale. A bargain at £4 and a nice souvenir of the event.

50 Shades of Wray

50 Shades of Wray

Loved this “Ideal husband” scarecrow especially the wife reading “50 Shades of Wray”!

Rapunzel Scarecrow

Rapunzel Scarecrow

For more information about the Village of Wray http://www.Wrayvillage.co.uk and another interesting website http://www.Vrwray.com I will leave you with a few more images. A great day out from Cumbria.

Wray Scarecrow

Wray Scarecrow

Watch Out. Speed Camera

Watch Out. Speed Camera

Sheepy Scarecrow

Sheepy Scarecrow

Lovely Village

Lovely Village

A Lovely Village and a great Festival. Well done to all involved.

From → Wray

4 Comments
  1. Up to date info on the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wrayscarecrows. Parade tonight 1/5/2015 at 7.00pm , vintage Market and Classic Cars Sunday- Wray Fair- displays- birds of prey, duck herding, pipe band etc Monday 4th May- good day out for all the family.

    • Hope you all have a brilliant time and lots more people can enjoy the effort you have made in your lovely village 🙂

  2. What a brilliant idea a scarecrow festival is. I’m impressed.

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