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Welcome to the scarecrow page
 
wednesday, march 26 - 2014

 

 

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Preparations are well under way for the

Wray Scarecrow Festival and Fair 2017

Saturday 22nd April to

Bank Holiday Monday 1st May


This year's theme:
(chosen by Wray with Botton Endowed Primary School)
"TRADITIONAL TALES"

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What's on?
(subject to change)

Throughout the 10 days:
Scarecrows around every corner!
An exhibition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Great Flood of Wray

Sat Apr 22nd (starting 1.15pm):
10k road race
Farmer's market

Sun Apr 24th (time TBC):
Cycle race

Fri Apr 28th (starting 7pm):
Giant Scarecrows Parade
Food, drink & live music
Fun fair

Sat Apr 29th (all day):
Fun fair
Lots of scarecrows

Sun Apr 30th (all day):
Vintage & collectables market
Classic cars & bikes
Our Famous Ball race
Bus(k) stop music
Fun fair

Monday May 1st (times TBC):
Fell race
Wray Fair
Stalls & attractions
Croix Du Nord vikings display
Trials bike display - Ben Stiller
Dogagility (try with your own dog)
Taekwondo display
Fun fair
and, of course, ...
Lots and lots of scarecrows


Email: wrayscarecrows@gmail.com
Facebook: Wray Village Scarecrows
Twitter: @WrayScarecrows

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A look back at what happened last year...

Scarecrow photos 2016 

Wray Scarecrow Festival - 2016 Winners

‘Explorers’ Category Prize Winners:

1st Prize and Thomas’ Trophy: Gulliver’s Travels – Vera and Eric Guy (Prize donated by Coniston Ferry Services)

2nd Prize: Explorers on the Moon – Ruth and John Gordon (Prize donated by G.C. Outdoors)

3rd Prize: Charles Darwin – Judith Smith and Ken Wilson (Prize donated by Sunsoar Paragliding)

‘Topical’  Category Prize Winner : William Shakespeare – Anne and John Yellowley

‘Animated’ Category Prize Winner:  Moon Walking – Peter Foster

‘Traditional’ Category Prize Winner:  Wray’s Old Crownies – Jonathan Wright

Additional Prize Winners: (in no particular order)

Straw Poll – The Halsey Family

North to the Pole – Sue and Mark Rowland

Mallory – Frances and David Hartnup

Scarecrows Climb Everest – Peter Edge

Wray Explorers –David Kenyon

Ex- Forces Explorers – Bill Bowman

Live Long and Prosper – Kim and Shaun Blackburn

Gulliver’s Travels – Jane and Roger Shimmin

Jacques Cousteau – Corinne Singleton

Pizza Planet – Richard Scott

On the Sea Bed – The Bobbin Mill Group

Very Highly Commended: (in no particular order)

Sir Edmund Hillary – Di and John Turner

Sam the Dog – The Perrins Family

Internet Explorer – The Postlethwaite Family

Ziggy Strawdust – The Whiteley Family

Star Ship Enterprise – Duncan and Laura Emmett

The Climber – Mr and Mrs Carr

Hello Sailor – Louise Howarth

El Banco de Wray – Ian Simpson

Octonaut - Robin Mason

Sir Edmund Hillary – 3rd Hornby Scouts

Chairman’s Choice Special Award: Indiana Jones – The Watts Family

2015 Peoples’ Choice Award: Every Woman’s Fantasy – Peter Foster          

 

Schools   

(Prizes donated by IGA Ltd.)

1st.   Prize: Aliens – Caton Community Primary School

2nd.  Prize: 3 Peak Challenge – Tatham Fells Primary School

3rd. Prize: Space – Hornby St. Margaret CE Primary School

Very Highly Commended: (in no particular order)

Ocean Explorers – Melling St. Wilfred CE Primary School

Space Explorers – Wray with Botton Endowed Primary School

Jack and the Beanstalk – Wray Pre-School and Forest School

Exploring at Altitude – Casterton Sedbergh Preparatory School

Hot Air Balloon – Infinity Pre-School , Caton

Indiana Jones – Wennington Hall School, Yr 8

Jacques Cousteau – Ingleton Primary School

What was On & Where Last Year:

 

There are Scarecrows around every corner of the village throughout the 10 day Festival. Can you find them all? Don’t forget to vote for your favourite.

During the week Wray School will be putting on a performance of

traditional Maypole dancing every day at 1.30pm

To keep you going during your visit, delicious refreshments will be on sale in The Institute on Main Street, the George and Dragon, and at the Bridge House Farm Tearooms every day.

Special Events

Saturday April 23rd

The 10k Road Race starts just past the old Bobbin Mill on Harterbeck LA2 8QR at 1.15pm. Great turn out this year, 130 entries, results on the right hand side of this page and photos here

Sunday April 24th

Plenty of bargains to be found at the Car Boot Sale, held on the “School Field” from 8.00 until 2.00pm

Wednesday April 27th

Sally Naden of Radio Lancashire will be broadcasting her morning show from The Institute on Main Street, from 10.00am until 11.00am. Come and meet her and let her know which your favourite scarecrow is. You can also send us your photos and we'd love to publish them.

Friday April 29th

Join the Mayor of Lancaster at Gars End (top end of Main Street) at 7.00pm as he leads the Giant Scarecrow Parade through the village down to Bridge House Farm Tearooms where he will award prizes for the best Scarecrows.

Stay on after the prizes are awarded for the village party (open invitation to residents and visitors alike) for food, drinks, live music and fairground rides until 10.30pm.

Saturday April 30th

If you haven’t already tried the delicious homemade sandwiches and cakes at the Institute, this might be an ideal opportunity. Don’t forget Bridge House Tearooms at the end of the village will also be open and the George and Dragon public house.

Sunday May 1st

Come enjoy some “Open Mike” live entertainment – music, song, comedy etc. - at our Bus(k) shelter on the flood gardens from 11.00am until 4.00pm. Contact Simon Carruthers on 07976 238802 if you’d like to take part.

There will be plenty of interesting items to be bought at the Vintage and Collectables Market on the “School Field” from 11.00am until 4.00pm.

The Vintage Vehicle (motor cycles and cars) Show will be held at the same time and place as the market – a double event not to be missed!

Monday May 2nd (Bank Holiday Monday)

The Wray Caton Moor Fell Race starts in the village at 11.15am – registration and

entries on the day is at The Institute, Main Street LA2 8QA.

Entry: Adults £5,

Course: Adults - 6.5 miles, 1,000ft ascent

Juniors £2, - 6-8yrs, under 10, under 12, under 14, under 16 & under 18

Juniors - Under 18 & Under 17 - 3.0 miles, 500ft ascent/descent

Under 14 - 2.3 miles, 400ft ascent/descent

Under 12 – 1.3 miles, 250ft ascent/descent

Under 10 – 1.0 miles, 150ft ascent/descent

Under 8 – 0.5 miles, 100ft ascent/descent

Start: Adults 11.30am

Juniors – massed start shortly after adults

Come enjoy some more “Open Mike” live entertainment – music, song, comedy etc. - at our Bus(k) shelter on the flood gardens from 11.00am until 4.00pm

The Wray Fair

on the School Field runs from 11.00am until 4.30pm. Entry is £3 00 for adults and £1.50 for Pensioners – Under 16s free. The day includes stalls and arena events - approximate times for the latter are:

11.00 QES Samba Band

11.30 Taekwondo join-in display

12.00 Trials Display with Three times Junior World Champion Ben Slinger

12.30 Chainsaw Carving

13.00 Dog Agility

13.30 Junior Football Match

14.00 Birds of Prey Display

14.45 Trials Display with Ben Slinger

15.15 Croix Du Nord join-in display

15.45 Chainsaw Carving

And finally, don’t forget…

The Fairground will be up and running over the Bank Holiday week-end:

Friday 29th April 4.00pm to 10.00pm

Saturday 30th April 10.00am to 10.00pm

Sunday 1st May 10.00am to 10.00pm

Monday 2nd May 10.00am to 10.00pm

 



 Village News
 
 

 

10k road race and fell race 2014 results click here

Scarecrow video

Well done to the great scarecrow committe and all the volunteers

10k Road Race  and Fell race 2013 RESULTS

 

Scarecrow photos

 

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