village in Worcestershire is internet hosting its annual scarecrow pageant with greater than 100 hay-stuffed creations impressed by royalty and celebrities.
The Belbroughton Scarecrow Competition, which started on Saturday and ends at 5pm on Sunday, has seen crafters go haywire in a bid to fulfill the Kings and Queens theme this yr.
Round 104 scarecrows have been created with hay supplied free by a neighborhood farmer.
Competition spokesman Rob Pagett, 47, informed the PA information company: “We’ve obtained a number of Gypsy King (boxer Tyson Fury) ones, there’s two Freddie Mercury ones. The Tiger King (Joe Unique) ones are a very good interpretation of the theme.
“There’s a tremendous King Kong scarecrow, and the scarecrows this yr have been unimaginable – how they’ve made them, I’ve obtained to see as a result of they’re fairly distinctive.”
The pageant has been held since 1996, however this yr’s is the primary in three years because of the Covid pandemic, with the 2022 occasion cancelled after the dying of Queen Elizabeth II.
Mr Pagett’s household contributed a Lion King-inspired creation, which sits exterior their village home.
He mentioned: “For the physique of the lions, we tried to make a cylindrical wrap of hen wire after which stuffed all of the hay into the holes.
“We connected the legs through fishing wire and used picket skewers to stay the palms to the physique, so it was a bit advert hoc.”
Mr Pagett admitted the credit score went to his spouse, Sophie, 36, including: “I’ll be trustworthy, I didn’t make any of it, my spouse made your entire factor.
“I chopped up varied issues, so I helped creatively with the imaginative and prescient, however couldn’t create it in addition to she might.
“It makes you realise how troublesome they’re to make.”
Mr Pagett mentioned the ambiance has been “completely unbelievable”, with greater than 10,000 in attendance.
“We had lots of people coming down and reacting to and taking photos of the scarecrows, which was very nice.”
Entrance charges raised cash for the Royal British Legion, the native church corridor and faculty.