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Scarecrow Trail June 9th – 13th 2018: “Once Upon a Time”

By Chris Massie Market Bosworth Bowls Club

Monday, 18 June 2018


Market Bosworth Bowls Club Contributor


Market Bosworth Bowls Club

Scarecrow Trail June 9th – 13th 2018: “Once Upon a Time”

“The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party”: More Photos and Information

This event was extremely popular again and our village, Market Bosworth, was packed out with visitors during the weekend of 9-10th June 2018. The combination of the Scarecrow Trail display and the provision of cream teas, coupled with coaching of bowling skills at Market Bosworth Bowls Club (MBBC) proved to be extremely popular. The club display this year was themed on “The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party” and is Scarecrow Number 5.

As you can see from the photos displayed with this news posting, the Scarecrow Trail characters and props, all of which were made and set up by Tricia Tams really were top quality items, especially the knitted components of her display of cakes, sandwiches and figures. The Gazebo was (again) supplied and set up by Chris Massie. To see more photos please click on the link to "Gallery" and then the subpage "Scarecrow Trail June 2018".

Also, Chris Massie (again) made and provided the scones and jam for the cream teas. During Saturday and Sunday she was ably assisted in serving a huge number of cream teas by a number of people including her daughter, granddaughter, Tricia Tams, Peter Halton, Edith Cairns, Kathleen Linney, and Jeanette Smith.

Meanwhile, during Saturday and Sunday, Richard Newby and David Linney were busy encouraging and coaching any budding bowlers who visited our green, resulting in a goodly number of application forms for membership being requested and supplied.

Overall this 2018 Scarecrow event was judged to be fabulous weekend by bowlers and visitors alike, with really positive feedback from visitors to our green.

It is worth keeping in mind that judging for this competition is not the same as for Bosworth in Bloom. The judging is not done by “officials” or “experts”.

Is the responsibility of the general public who followed the trail and viewed all of the scarecrows on display to decide which display they consider to be the best, and then to fill in their voting forms with the number of their chosen favourite together with the name of the display. Forms have to be handed in to the participating venues from where the Trail maps and information were obtained. These forms are then counted and the winner receives a trophy.

Although the main trophy is judged from paper forms handed in by the public, online voting for your favourite scarecrow is available via the Scarecrow Trail Facebook Page. Closing date is 30th June 2018.

So please make sure that you vote for No. 5 “The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party”!

Kevin McLaughlin 18 June 2018

Contact Information

Jeanette Smith

Find Market Bosworth Bowls Club

Rectory Lane, Market Bosworth, Nuneaton, Leicestershire, CV13 0LS


Additional Information

There is no car park at the club, but you can park on the road( usually busy!) or down a road opposite the club. there is also a small pay and display car park on the right just past the club