The 2019 Galleywood Festival is now over

Many thanks to everyone who made this happen


Scarecrow Competition 2019 Prize Winners


11 and Under - Prize winner - No.20 - 62 Rignals Lane CM2 8QT
Flight Lieutenant Gordon Montgomery, RAF D-Day pilot, suffered engine failure and parachuted to safety over Galleywood
(Max Baulch Aged 10) - Off Road Kids voucher

We are Jack and Max  

11 and under - Runner up - No.27 - 47 Cannon Leys CM2 8P
We are Jack and Max and we’ve decided to make Iron Jack & Captain Max
(Jack and Max Hornsby) - CECs Riding Lesson voucher


18 and Under - Prize winner - No.22 - Galleywood Youth Centre Watchouse Road CM2 8PT
We decided as a group that as the Youth club is run by YMCA that we would make 4 scarecrows and dress them as 4 characters from the Village people’s song YMCA. We have named them the village people (YMCA)
(Ella (YMCA worker) and youth club members - Mr Fish voucher

One, representing the archangel Michael carries a sword and is depicted slaying the Devil.   

18 and under - Runner up - No.05 - Upwards, Youth group, St Michaels and All Angels Church Common Lane, CM2 8TP
Four heavenly angels. One, representing the archangel Michael carries a sword and is depicted slaying the Devil. Permission has been granted to showcase them by the entrance to the church. We hope everyone agrees that they are respectful angelic sculptures highlighting the protection our angels give us.
(Ellen Morrison youth worker and members of Upwards) - Donated drinks and snacks from Mc Colls and Co-op, Galleywood stores


Adult - Prize winner - No.21 - Hill Farm, Margaretting Road (London Hill), CM2 8FU
Harvest Mice, Disney-style -
(Gillian and Emma Swain) - Sunday lunch at Eagle PH


Adult - Runner up - No.17 - Two Oaks, The Common, CM2 8TP
We felt the old Galleywood racecourse needed its very own scarecrow on horseback.
The rider is Admiral Rous ( was the senior steward of the Jockey Club in the 1860s) on champion horse ‘Golden Miller’ (1931)
Lunch at the Horse and Groom.
Many thanks to all the entrants and to the judges and to the generous prizes donated by local businesses.
Do we want another competition in 2020? - let us know.
If you have pictures please email them to and we will add them to the gallery.



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