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Wanborough Scarecrow Trail 2019

Wanborough Community Fund: Scarecrow Trail & May Day Fayre 2019



With only a few more costs to close out it is looking like we raised just over £8000 from both events this year: £4600 from Fayre and £3400 from the Trail, which given the slightly unfavourably cold and windy weather and a gap year last year for the Fayre, is a super amount of money. Thank you to all of the 150+ residents, families, friends of families, scout group members, school families that made the running of these events possible. I can (and do!) spend months pottering away at the planning and setup tasks but the events themselves can only operate when volunteers come forward on this huge scale: thank you.

£2000 of the monies will go to the Wanborough Primary School PTA for their support with the running of the event; the remaining £6000 will go into the Wanborough Community Trust which will then make its first allocation of grants to existing applicants during late Spring. If you know of a local group or a community project that could benefit from some extra funds from our local Trust, please head to Wanborough.info and review the application details online.

The scarecrow trail answers were:

No.

Character / Event

1

Vikings

2

Julius Caesar at Rubicon

3

Battle of Agincourt

4

Ghandi

5

Dick Turpin

6

Cleopatra

7

Nelson

8

St Thomas Aquinas

9

George VI coronation

10

Joan of Arc

11

Henry VIII

12

Robin Hood

13

Plato

14

Guy Fawkes

15

Leonardo da Vinci

16

1st man on the moon

17

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

18

Extinction of the dinosaurs

19

Mother Theresa

20

War of the Roses

21

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

22

Watergate

23

Sir Edmund Hillary

24

Sir Christopher Wren

25

Queen Victoria

26

Florence Nightingale

27

Wat Tyler

28

Tim Berners Lee

29

Tutankhamun

30

Noah

31

Monet

32

Amelia Earhart

33

Achilles

34

Winston Churchill

35

Martin Luther King

36

Sir Francis Drake

37

Pope Leo XIII

38

Eva Peron

39

Lawrence of Arabia

40

Tearing down of the Berlin Wall

41

Shakespeare

42

Moses

43

Christmas Truce WWI

44

Isaac Newton

45

Queen Elizabeth I

46

Sir Walter Raleigh

47

Emily Pankhurst

48

Great Fire of London

49

The Sinking of the Titanic

50

Desmond Tutu

51

Lord Baden Powell



Nos. 8, 21, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29 and 36 proved to be the deciding crows with many incorrect answers for them! Most others were correctly guessed by most trailblazers. As always feedback was mixed: some loved the cryptic crows, others felt all should be scarecrow like; some wanted the trail to be longer, others shorter but the majority said “it's just right, no improvements required”. Thank you to all the scarecrow makers and hosts and to all those who bought a trail sheet and supported the event; so many people seem to have it as a family tradition, in the diary each year. After 15 years I think we can say we have a working model !

Only 1 entry has got the answers correct but several entries have just one wrong answer so they'll be fighting for 2nd & 3rd prize.

Next year's trail will be on the theme of Nursery Rhymes (and probably Children's songs as we might struggle to get to 50+ nursery rhymes)! If you would like to make / host a scarecrow for next year please get in touch soon with Michelle McSweeney (Mother Theresa's creator!) as Michelle has kindly agreed to coordinate the scarecrow list – thank you Michelle.

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