Rugby legend scarecrow is back to take its place in charity competition

Reporter: Ken Bennett
Date published: 02 September 2021

A scarecrow resembling rugby league legend Kevin Sinfield has returned to take its place in a village’s charity competition.

The original scarecrow was inadvertently cut in half and dumped - leaving just a pair of trainers at a roadside in Denshaw.

But now the new effigy is back in readiness to be judged alongside other creative and innovative scarecrows which have been erected across the moorland village.

Dr Andrew Vance is chair of the Denshaw Flower Show and Scarecrow Competition committee, who stage their annual show on Saturday.

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He said: “The good news is the creators of Kevin have recreated their scarecrow.

"We are so grateful for all the interest in our Scarecrow competition and the flower show. 

"You can email a photograph of your entry to: and all entries are available to vote on line via Facebook Den Shaw or on the day at the show.”

Money raised at the event with be donated to charity.

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