Hundreds of visitors flocked to High Wych at the weekend to marvel at the straw crow-ations in the village's annual scarecrow festival.
Dozens of scarecrows were dotted around, lending the village an air of celebrity as creations paid homage to the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Boris Johnson and NHS fundraising hero Captain Sir Tom Moore as well as literary characters Paddington Bear, The Gruffalo and The Owl and the Pussycat. The wittiest was arguably the Red Barrows flying display team from the Royal Air Farce.
The event ran from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and from 11am to 5pm on Sunday, and was blessed with dry and warm weather.
There was live music, art and craft stalls, a barbecue, cake and refreshments for sale. The focal point was St James Church in High Wych Road, with parking laid on at the church, at High Wych C of E Primary School and at the private Rivers Hospital at the entrance to the village.
There were also toadstools made out of recycled umbrellas and traffic cones and large butterflies created using recycled plastic, which were all made by villagers at an event outside the Memorial Hall on July 3.
The event earned rave reviews on the Indie's Facebook page. Catherine O'Reilly said on Friday: "Drove through High Wych this evening, it looks absolutely brilliant! Well done to all the residents of High Wych." Fiona Palmer added: "Worth a drive as the straw scarecrows are amazing."