Scarecrows return again

VISITORS to a Dales town can soon expect to see some strange characters.

The annual Wirksworth Scarecrow Festival is returning from May 25 to June 9 and every corner of the community will come alive with the straw figures.

Local people are being reminded to get out their old clothes out and start planning their entries.

Those who think their scarecrow is good enough to take home the coveted Scarecrow cup can pick up an entry form from Marsden’s gift shop, in the Market Place, Wirksworth.

All money raised from the event goes to the Air Ambulance.

The town is also gearing up for its annual well-dressing event and medieval carnival.