A new event for Cold Bath Road scarecrows

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A scarecrow festival held on Harrogate’s Cold Bath Road for the first time has proved so successful it is to become an annual event.

The festival, held through last week, saw shop owners and staff on the street create characters based on their businesses.

tis  Cold Bath Road scarecrow festival. Shaun Somerville-Frost at Dangerfield and Keane.   (130829M1a)

tis Cold Bath Road scarecrow festival. Shaun Somerville-Frost at Dangerfield and Keane. (130829M1a)

There was a giant fish called Freddie, scuba divers, a wedded couple and a gardener, as well as many more. One even had his hair styled for the occasion.

“The villages all around do it so we thought ‘why don’t we?’,” said organisers Catherine and Derek Carr, owners of Oliver’s Fish and Chip Shop who created Freddie the fish with co-worker James Gibson.

“Cold Bath Road is a very close community, everybody knows everybody. People have been bringing their families to see the scarecrows.”

The festival was so popular they hope to bring it back next year.

“Freddie the fish might even be making an appearance at Hallowe’en!” they said.

“And next year, the residents want to do it as well.”