Straw Scarecrow at the Scarecrow Festival, Hinderwell, Yorkshire Valley, North Yorkshire, Northern England, UK

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Straw Scarecrow at the Scarecrow Festival, Hinderwell, Yorkshire Valley, North Yorkshire, Northern England, UK
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Hinderwell gala scarecrow. The Scarecrow is one of the most familiar figures of the rural landscape not only in the United Kingdom but throughout Europe and many other countries of the world. His ragged figure has been recorded in rural history for centuries. His image has proved irresistible to writers from William Shakespeare to Walter de la Mare as well as to film makers since the dawn of the silent movie. Yet, despite all his fame, the origins and the development of the scarecrow have remained obscurred in mystery. The above is from the cover of Scarecrow Fact and Fable, Author Peter Haining, Published in 1986 by Robert Hale. The earliest known written fact about the scarecrow was written in 1592. The definition of a scarecrow is - That which frightens or is intended to frighten without doing physical harm. Literally that which - scares away crows, hence the name scarecrow. The Scarecrow also has different names all over the United Kingdom. Jack A Lent Mommet Murmet Mammet Hodmedod Tattie Bogies Bouie Mawhini
Location: Hinderwell North Yorkshire uk