Icing on the cake for Hinderwell Bake-Off scarecrow

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Villagers in Hinderwell had the recipe for success when their Great British Bake Off-themed scarecrow won first prize in the popular annual festival.

More people than ever visited Hinderwell and Port Mulgrave to see the scarecrows - including the Bake Off creation, complete with judge Mary Berry - at Greylands Farm on the High Street, due to the fine weather.

Scarecrow Cafe was open for six hours a day for eight days and sold many home-made scones and cakes.

There were raffles/tombolas and a dominoes drive and a visit by Lealhom Choir on the Wednesday.

An total of £3,431 was raised during the festival, to be shared between the Great North Air Ambulance, St Hilda’s Play Group, The Old School and the Methodist Chapel at Hinderwell.

Organiser said: “We are very grateful for all the residents who took the time to make the most marvellous and creative scarecrows and to those who baked cakes, served in the cafe or gave prizes for the raffles and tombolas.”