June 8, 2020 5.18 pm This story is over 48 months old

Lincoln lockdown superhero scarecrow festival honours frontline workers

Fun creations lifting the spirits

‘Lockdown Superhero’ scarecrows stood and sat proudly in gardens in uphill Lincoln as part of a festival paying tribute to frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Over 30 varied and humorous scarecrows decorated front gardens in Haffenden Road, Bruce Road, Manor Road and Nettleham Road on Saturday, June 6, with even more appearing on Sunday.

Spiderman on the web.

The batman scarecrow standing proud.

They were all made from things found around the house in tribute to the efforts of key workers such as delivery drivers, NHS staff, supermarket employees and bin men.

The idea came from some of the neighbours, including Caroline Killeavy, who organised the event and is CEO at YMCA Lincolnshire.

A tribute to NHS staff and the hard-working paramedics.

NHS Iron Man.

Caroline said: “A lovely outcome of lockdown for us has been that we’ve got to know each other a lot better. We’re a strong community.

“We wanted to do something that brought neighbours from the surrounding streets together too and we’ve been overwhelmed by the interest and number of scarecrows created.”

A big thank you to the NHS staff.

An on call scarecrow nurse.

The organisers received a number of requests to expand the event next year to include even more streets in the area.

Six year old Margot, who created a scarecrow teacher, added: “I loved making our superhero, and all the others are amazing. I want to do this every year.”

Mr Bruce the scarecrow, form tutor at Haffenden High.

See more of the scarecrows below

Over 30 scarecrows were made in tribute to frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

A tribute to supermarket workers.

Farmers doing the UK proud!

Another thanks to NHS staff.

Firefighter scarecrow.

A tribute to cleaners.

A number of the scarecrows paid tribute to NHS workers.

Keep Calm And Carry On.

A scarecrow in tribute to captain Tom Moore.

Meanwhile, a community in a village near Gainsborough enjoyed a friendly scarecrow-themed competition during lockdown.