Picture gallery: Scarecrows set up home in Winterton-on-Sea

Scarecrows of every shape and size went on show for Winterton-on-Sea's open garden day.

The lifelike creatures made the village green their home yesterday when more than 300 people came to the village to see local gardens.

The scarecrows, all handmade by local people, are now going on display in front gardens around the village, near Great Yarmouth.

Scarecrows made by local children will be on show at Winterton Primary School fete which takes place on Friday.

Pam Allen, chair of the in bloom committee, said the open garden raised enough money to keep in the village flowers blooming for another two years.

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She said: 'This years scarecrows were just beautiful. Everyone had put such an effort in. The school made a whole classroom of scarecrow students sitting around a desk next to their teacher 'Miss S Care'. The winner was 'the Invisible Man' who had legs, feet and head but no body.

'It was just brilliant.'

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When the scheme started villagers would open their gardens for two days every summer, but it now takes place every other year during just one day.

Mrs Allen said this break gives villagers the chance to make changes to their gardens.

A total of 12 gardens opened their gates and 18 scarecrows went on show.

For more information on Winterton In Bloom visit www.wintertononseainbloom.co.uk.

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