‘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.
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.
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.”
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.”
See more of the scarecrows below
Meanwhile, a community in a village near Gainsborough enjoyed a friendly scarecrow-themed competition during lockdown.