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Community Spirited Residents Host Fundraising Scarecrow Trail

Article and Photographs: Jonathan White

Residents of Ludlow Avenue, Stanhope Avenue and Crewe Road in Crewe came together to hold their inaugural ‘May Day on the Avenue’ scarecrow trail on Sunday 2nd May 2021.

The scarecrow trail followed a route around the Ludlow Circle incorporating Ludlow Avenue and Stanhope Avenue and featured over fifteen front garden scarecrow displays. Residents clearly put a lot of effort and imagination into their scarecrow designs which included a Lady Ludlow, gardener enjoying a glass of wine, builder with high-viz vest & hard hat, maypole dancers, car mechanic, furloughed worker, bicycle rider, and socially distanced scarecrows waiting to be vaccinated! The scarecrows were all judged in the morning by staff from the nearby Crewe Fire Station.

Several households also setup a bric-à-brac table on the pavement in front of home.

The event took place in glorious sunshine.

Money from donations and the bric-à-brac tables will go towards Christmas in the Avenue 2021.