Neverland scarecrow wows in Clifton

Clifton Scarecrow Festival's 2014 winner, created by the Kilbourne and Crossley families.
Clifton Scarecrow Festival's 2014 winner, created by the Kilbourne and Crossley families.

Clifton was sprinkled with magic earlier this month when the village was transformed into a ‘whole new world’ by residents’ Disney-themed scarecrows.

The winner of this year’s festival was an impressive ‘Neverland’ scarecrow- a collaboration between the Kilbourne and Crossley families.

Both families were thrilled to win the cash prize of £50 which they have donated to a new local children’s charity, the Children’s Place Foundation.

The scarecrow included the well-known characters of Peter Pan and Tinkerbell, as well as Captain Hook and his ship.

Esther Burke, 26, Development co-ordinator at Children’s Place Foundation said: “It’s one of everybody’s favourite childhood stories and it was very much a joint effort.

“It’s very impressive to see, the artwork is really good and I think it’s amazing that the prize money will be donated to the Children’s Place Foundation.”

The foundation was set up by Debbie and David Burke, owners of the Children’s Place Day Nurseries, to promote early years education globally.