Terrifying scarecrows take over Eaton

With a sporting theme to tie in with the Olympics clever creations brighten up Eaton for the scarecr

With a sporting theme to tie in with the Olympics clever creations brighten up Eaton for the scarecrow festival. Harry, Charley and Lily Kerrison with their "Mow Farah".PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

There was not a crow to be seen in Eaton this weekend.

With a sporting theme to tie in with the Olympics clever creations brighten up Eaton for the scarecr

With a sporting theme to tie in with the Olympics clever creations brighten up Eaton for the scarecrow festival. "Bolt the Gate".PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

For the feathered foes fled in fear - frightened away by the annual Eaton Scarecrow Festival.

All across the village, elaborate and extravagant scarecrows were proudly guarding the homes of their creators.

With a sporting theme to tie in with the Olympics clever creations brighten up Eaton for the scarecr

With a sporting theme to tie in with the Olympics clever creations brighten up Eaton for the scarecrow festival. Home owner Louise Mills with her Team GB synchronised scarecrows.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

A total of 22 scarecrows were displayed outside homes, this year with an Olympic feel.

After a tough judging process, the winner was named as Over The Hedge, of Abinger Way, a jockey scarecrow on a horse of straw.

With a sporting theme to tie in with the Olympics clever creations brighten up Eaton for the scarecr

With a sporting theme to tie in with the Olympics clever creations brighten up Eaton for the scarecrow festival. "Slalom Suzy" take too the slopes.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

Second placed was Kevin Kayak or Burhill and third was Slalom Suzy, Brentwood.

Chris Stebbing, vice chairman of Eaton Village Residents Association, said: 'There was a very good standard this year - it was a real community event.'

With a sporting theme to tie in with the Olympics clever creations brighten up Eaton for the scarecr

With a sporting theme to tie in with the Olympics clever creations brighten up Eaton for the scarecrow festival. "Bolt the Gate".PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY