Scarecrows 2022: Lords & Ladies

Before the weekend: news, messages, updates – click here

The Scarecrow Festival has a dedicated Facebook page; for news and updates (including competition winners), and to follow their page – click here.

Thank you to everyone who helped and supported this year’s events!


The Queen is commemorated at Scarecrows 2022
The Queen is commemorated at Scarecrows 2022

When the sad news of the Queen’s death was announced on the evening of Thursday 8th September, Hickling was busy in the midst of last minute preparations for the 2022 Scarecrow Festival – due to be held on the 10th & 11th of September. As the nation entered a period of mourning, advice and opinions were sought and the decision made to continue – “Hickling Scarecrow Festival will still be going ahead in recognition of the Queen’s support for local communities and charities. We will be celebrating Her Majesty’s life and her 70 years of loving and dedicated service to us.”

It was a different weekend to that planned but it proved to have been a great decision to go ahead; an opportunity for everyone to get together and to commemorate together – emotional at times but lots of smiles and laughter, too.

Scarecrows 2022 - advert
Scarecrows 2022 – advert

Message from the Scarecrow Committee (22/9/22):

Thank you so much to everyone for making this year’s Scarecrow Festival a huge success. We couldn’t do it without everybody’s support. From making scarecrows, cakes, teas and coffees or marshalling at car parks etc etc, thank you so much for your contribution big or small. It is very much appreciated.

We raised over £5000 for village groups and this year’s chosen charity, Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre, Nottingham.

(Karen; Hickling Scarecrow chairman)


Scarecrows 2022: adverts, programmes and competition sheets:

Scarecrows 2022: programme front cover
Scarecrows 2022: programme front cover
Scarecrows 2022: programme back cover
Scarecrows 2022: programme back cover
Nominated Charity for 2022: Maggie’s Cancer Care Centres – click here

Scarecrows 2022: Lords & Ladies
Winner: The Black Knight with flick-of-a-switch blood feature!

Competition Answers:

The Scarecrow competition is usually judged by the Mayor of Rushcliffe with additional ‘People’s Choice’ awards. This year, the Mayor visited the scarecrows but abstained from judging the competition because the Festival fell during the period of national mourning for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The People’s Choice vote produced a clear winner: The Black Knight. Second was Lord Charles and third was The Prince of Wales (whales).

Scarecrows 2022: Lords & Ladies
Scarecrows 2022: Lords & Ladies
Scarecrows 2022: Lords & Ladies
Scarecrows 2022: Lords & Ladies
Scarecrows 2022: Lords & Ladies
Scarecrows 2022: Lords & Ladies
Scarecrows 2022: Lords & Ladies
Scarecrows 2022: Lords & Ladies
Scarecrows 2022: Lords & Ladies
Scarecrows 2022: Lords & Ladies

Scarecrows:

  • 1. Lady of the night
  • 2. Lady and the tramp
  • 3. Lord of the flies
  • 4. Painted lady butterfly
  • 5. Queen of hearts
  • 6. The Iron lady
  • 7. Rachel Heyhoe Flint
  • 8. Lady and the tramp
  • 9. King rat
  • 10. Lady in red
  • 11. Prince of Wales. (third place)
  • 12. Darth Vader
  • 13. Ladybird
  • 14. Lord of the flies
  • 15. Lord Charles (second place)
  • 16. The Black Knight. (winner)
  • 17. Lady Godiva
  • 18. Sir Bill and Lord Ben
  • 19. Lord of the rings
  • 20. Screaming Lord Sutch
  • 21. Darth Vader
  • 22. Cuckoo pint (another name for the plant known as Lords and Ladies)
  • 23. W.G Grace
  • 24. Lord Ian Botham
  • 25. Lord Mountbatten
  • 26. Lord Kitchener
  • 27. Lady Justice
  • 28. Lord Hesketh
  • 29. Princess Fiona
  • 30. Lord Lucan
  • 31. Lady and the tramp
  • 32. Lady with the lamp
  • 33. Lady and the tramp
  • 34. Lady Gaga
  • 35. Lady Gaga
  • 36. Lady Gaga and Lord Lucan
  • 37. Lord Garmadon
  • 38. Lords cricket ground weathervane
  • 39. Gandalf, Lord of the rings
  • 40. War of the Roses (York)
  • 41. Screaming Lord Sutch
  • 42. Lady of Shallot
  • 43. War of the Roses (Lancaster)
  • 44. My sweet Lord
  • 45. Lord Sugar
  • 46. Lord Lucan
  • 47. Lord of the flies
  • 48. Lady and the tramp
  • 49. Lord Sugar
  • 50. Darth Vader
  • 51. Emporer Palpetine
  • 52. Lord Nelson
  • 53. (Lord) Postman Pat!

Cartoons:

  • 1. Queen of hearts
  • 2. 10 lords a leaping
  • 3. Lord Tumble
  • 4. Simba -The lion king
  • 5. Lord Farquaad- Shrek
  • 6. Lady Penelope
  • 7. Lady from Lady and the tramp
  • 8. Prince Adam
  • 9. Prince Hans
  • 10. Cinderella
  • 11. Prince Adam – He man
  • 12. Lord Snooty
  • 13. Elsa – Frozen
  • 14. Princess Leia
  • 15. Prince Naveen
  • 16. Count Duckula
  • 17. What the ladybird heard
  • 18. King Louis
  • 19. She-ra
  • 20. Mike the Knight
  • 21. Maid Marian
  • 22. Lady, from Thomas the tank engine
  • 23. Little Princess
  • 24. King Leonidas
  • 25. Princess Alta
  • 26. Duchess
  • 27. Sir Ector
  • 28. The little Prince
  • 29. Queen Thistle
  • 30. Princess Luna
  • 31. Lord Macintosh – Brave
  • 32. Lord Quinn
  • 33. Prince Eugene
  • 34. Lord Business
  • 35. Time Lord
  • 36. Lady Campanula Tottington
  • 37. Lord of the rings
  • 38. Barbie princess
  • 39. Rescue Knights
  • 40. The Queen and Paddington
  • 41. Princess Romy
  • 42. Neptune
  • 43. The Queen from Snow White
  • 44. Sir Thornberry
  • 45. Princess Peach
  • 46. Lord Voldemort
  • 47.There was an old lady who swallowed a spider
  • 48. Princess Sally Acorn
  • 49. Sweet old lady
  • 50. Lord Zedd
  • 51. Princess Jasmine
  • 52. Lord MacGuffin
  • 53. King Julien
  • 54. Ariel.

The Scarecrows:


Before the weekend: news, messages, updates.

(10th September 2022) A tear-jerking tribute at this weekend’s Scarecrow Festival.

10th/11th September 2022.

Message from the Scarecrow Committee:

“Hickling Scarecrow Festival will still be going ahead in recognition of the Queen’s support for local communities and charities. We will be celebrating Her Majesty’s life and her 70 years of loving and dedicated service to us. You may wish to put a black armband or black tie on your scarecrow, if appropriate.”

(9/9/2022)


Scarecrows 2022 – update following the sad news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

We have just heard that the Scarecrow Weekend is going ahead but it will, of course, be slightly different following the sad news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The village scarecrow committee have taken advice from Rushcliffe Borough Council and received feedback locally which has encouraged them to keep going with an event which is an opportunity for our community to come together and which raises large sums of money for charity. These are both things which were very dear to the heart of our late-Queen.

The weekend will be conducted with the utmost respect; flags are being flown at half-mast and there will be no bunting on display.

(10.30am Friday 9th September 2022)

The sad news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II (8th September 2022)

Message from the Scarecrow Committee (23rd June 2022):

Hickling Scarecrow Festival 10th-11th September 2022.

Just a reminder that Hickling Scarecrow Festival makes a welcome return this year. We will be back to our usual all singing, all dancing format after a very small scale 2021 and an absent 2020! This year’s theme is Lords and Ladies, so residents of Hickling and Hickling Pastures, get your thinking caps on!

(From the Hickling Standard – issue 143)

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: June 2022

Hickling residents kept their hand in on the Scarecrows front during the village celebrations of the Queen’s Jubilee; a fitting preparation for a Lords and Ladies theme!

Waterlane Farm (Sarah Hartland)
Waterlane Farm
Pea Pod Nursery, Hickling Pastures - Louise Slater
Pea Pod Nursery, Hickling Pastures
Cobblestones (Cathy Hetherington)
Cobblestones