Characters arrive for Bramley Scarecrow Trail

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The scarecrows are coming to west Leeds - will you be able to find them all?

Over 20 of the life-like creations have already arrived in Bramley, Swinnow and Stanningley for the Bramley Scarecrow Trail event.

This year, designs are themed around arts and culture, so scarecrow-spotters can look out for likenesses to famous writers, artists, musicians, actors, sportspeople and fictional characters.

The trail has been organised by local charity Bramley Elderly Action, whose members have teamed up with Bramley Grows, a community group dedicated to home-grown food and healthy cooking.

The scarecrows themselves have been designed by residents, businesses, clubs and societies who live or are based in the area, and they will be on display to the public until Sunday October 9.

Bramley Community Shop and Bramley Lawn both provided craft materials and advice to help people make their own scarecrow characters.

Bramley Elderly Action activities co-ordinator Debbie Fawthorp said:

“Some fantastic work has gone into creating these wonderful scarecrows. I think local people will enjoy meeting them.”

The designs will be judged by a panel, with the winner to be announced at this year’s Bramley Challenge, a talent showcase which will take place at Bramley Lawn on Saturday October 1 from 12-4pm. All are welcome to watch the judging.

Visitors to the trail can plan their route and find the scarecrows by downloading a special map at http://bit.ly/bramleyea83.