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DESPITE a wet bank holiday Monday, there are no crows in Sonning as they’ve all been scared away by a galaxy of inspired straw men. 

The village came together for the 14th bi-annual Scarecrow Festival on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. 

More than 58 astonishing creations were on display, as well as beautiful gardens and a flower festival in St Andrew’s Church, Sonning. 

The trail raised funds for village projects: previous work has included restoring the village water pump to its former glory and installing a bus shelter. 

Visitors could walk through the village’s streets and discover a wide variety of tableux, including intricate recreations of 101 Dalmations, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Monsters University.

Captain Mainwaring from Dad’s Army was a way of thanking the people who volunteered for the Home Guard during World War Two, while another display featured Russell Scare-Crowe. 

In the Pearson Hall, there were delicious homemade cakes to enjoy and an art exhibition from the Sonning Art Group. 

Thousands of people turned out to see all 58 displays. 

Last modified on Tuesday, 27 May 2014 22:17