Driving around this picturesque part of East Sussex these last couple of days one can’t help but notice the hundreds of scarecrows that adorn front gardens, and pavements.
I remember being here last year, albeit a bit later in the summer, and seeing a few weathered scarecrows scattered around villages, and I found out then it was due to the first ever Pevensey Villages Scarecrow Festival. Well it is back better and bigger this year to coincide with the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings.
There are some magnificently decorated scarecrows in the villages of Pevensey, Pevensey Bay, Westham and Stone Cross, particularly the little green in Westham village decorated to celebrate 1066 by local school children.
There is history all around here, with the medieval Pevensey Castle, built around 290 AD at the heart of it and it is a lovely place to visit and explore, especially at the moment with scarecrows scaring from every corner.
The Pevensey Villages Scarecrow Festival ends on August 7th and there are prizes for the winners.