The sun didn’t shine much on Midsummer’s Day but Gildersome shone on its annual scarecrow festival on Sunday.
Thousands of people followed the scarecrow trail through the village, organised by Gildersome Parish Council, with over 80 scarecrows to view.
From dinosaurs to Minions, fairy tale characters to robots, the display was once again something for the whole village to be proud of.
Visitors and residents alike enjoyed music from Gawthorpe Brass Band and Gildersome Primary School Orchestra and there was traditional Maypole dancing by Gildersome Brownies and a performance by Morley Bluebell Majorettes.
A puppeteer entertained the children and Halifax and Brighouse Model Engineers gave steam railway rides along the Green.
Winners of the Scarecrow Competition were:
1st: No 37 Mike Waskowski (Monsters Ink) by Carley Hunt, £50.
2nd: No 44 Minions by Michelle Sanderson, £40.
3rd: No 34 My Little Pony by Lima Accountants, £30.
4th: No 43 Yeti by Dee West, £20.
Joint 5th: Gildersome Primary School’s scarecrow wedding and Andrew Boyd’s dinosaur, £10.
The winner of the letter competition was Ashley Kirkpatrick. Her correct answer of Midsummers Day in Gildersome was the first one out of the draw.