LYMM Festival has now come to a close and there has been lots going on in the village as of late.

An open gardens event, a food festival, music and comedy has kept the village busy across the 11-day period this summer.

And part of the festival is the annual scarecrow trail.

The theme this year was famous British figures of Queen Elizabeth’s reign.

Some of the scarecrows included Mary Poppins on Pool Lane.

Coming in at a close second was Sir David Attenborough put together by Statham Little Foxes but the winner was Bet Lynch from Coronation Street based on Rushgreen Road.

There was also a scarecrow edition of Lymm Rocks based at E Smith and Sons named ‘The Many Faces of Worzel Gummidge’ that was highly rated by residents.

The rocks were created by children from The Himos hub, kids from Nature Garden Nursery and the Lymm Rocks team.

It follows on from the 1,006 Lymm Rocks that were hidden around the village for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and that then led to the scarecrow version.

 

Lymm Rocks joined in too

Lymm Rocks joined in too

Harry Potter on a mission

Harry Potter on a mission

 

Helen Nelson, producer of Kids Live at 5 on Lymm Radio, said: “It was lovely to see children excited to see all the different scarecrows. The festival had many events for families and children. It was lovely to see such a choice and everyone enjoying it.”

Organiser of the scarecrow trail Sally Sharma added: “After a two-year hiatus the Lymm Festival was back with a bang! It is one of the largest festivals of its kind in the country and run entirely by volunteers.

“We offered a huge and varied programme of events which were extremely well attended. From comedy to folk music, scarecrows to poetry, it has really brought the Lymm community together in the most fun way possible.

“We are so happy to be back this year, and can’t wait to plan for next year already.”

Paul Smith, station manager at Lymm Radio said: “We were delighted to partner with Lymm Festival this year and help promote the wide range of events and activities.

“There was something for everyone and it really appealed to everyone young and old. It united the village.

“Lymm Radio also joined in with the Scarecrow Trail. We loved creating Elton John and him becoming part of the presenter team, I'm afraid he's now just a pile of old straw.

“Bring on 2023 I say.”

 

Peace and love

Peace and love

Captain Tom Moore

Captain Tom Moore