Scarecrows -That Pre Halloween Time #halesworth

We visit Suffolk often. For those unsure of English geography it’s the bit that sticks out of the  Eastern side, like a British buttock. Flat, rural with a dialectic of its own (today we heard ‘she’s a rummen’ and ‘it’s squit ‘. The nearest town – Halesworth – is delightful even if it’s going the way of many with the preponderance of cafes.

This week, however, in the run up to Halloween it’s scarecrow week. These are some of the exhibits – each shop competes to be voted best in show. Which do you prefer?

My favourite? This creepy little offering…

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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48 Responses to Scarecrows -That Pre Halloween Time #halesworth

  1. Darlene says:

    How cool. I love them all. I am surprised as I was led to believe that England didn´t celebrate Halloween.

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  2. Thank you for sharing these wonderful impressions, Geoff! How nice to see such a crazy celebration. Have a nice week! xx Michael

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  3. Elizabeth says:

    I love the very hungry caterpillar though I don’t think it quite qualifies. Thanks for the visual about England. That is exactly the kind of tip I can remember.

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  4. I was first taken by the Paddington, then by the Very Hungry Caterpillar, but then I saw Mr. Tickle, and he wins the prize! (Hm…I detect a strong predilection for children’s storybook characters in my preferences….)

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  5. All great. What did Dog think of dog?

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  6. Here in various cities in Michigan, it’s skeletons! They have them dressed, outfitted with props, etc. I have enjoyed these equally as much!

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  7. willowdot21 says:

    Absolutely beautiful 💜

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  8. I like the guy in the blue coat who looks like a bear. (The first one) They are all pretty cute though.

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  9. JT Twissel says:

    Looks like a fun place! My town is doing a Halloween thing at the local farmer’s market. I’ll try to get some pictures! We don’t have funny accents that I can think of but how would I know?

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    • TanGental says:

      I try hard not to sound like a BBC renegade when I’m there. My wife having grown up about 50 Mile away fits right in…

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      • V.M.Sang says:

        You mention someone calling someone else a rummen. This was used where I grew up, in Cheshire. It was actually ‘He’s a rum ‘un’, meaning ‘he’s a rum one’, or, a bit strange. What rum has to do with anything, I don’t know. My Grandma used to use this expression, and she was Cheshire born and bred. Mary an East Anglian bone in her body.

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      • TanGental says:

        Funny how these things carry, isn’t it

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  10. Quite taken with Cruella De Vil.

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  11. V.M.Sang says:

    I would hate to be the person who has to judge these. I’d give them all a prize!

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  12. A fine, bright, set of photographs. My favourite is of dog turning his bum to the pooch being carried.

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  13. I just couldn’t vote on one. It’s hard for me to see the details of some but I love the creativity of all of them.

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  14. These are great. I like Mr Tickle best.

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  15. “Like a British buttock”! 🤣🤣🤣 I just spat my tea all over my phone!

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