Scarecrow festival - Dunston

Written on Friday 18th May 2012

An annual village scarecrow festival has raised more than ?2,500 for a village church.  The weekend festival held in Dunston, near Metheringham, was held in aid of St Peter's Church.

The weather was really kind and at least 500 families following the scarecrow map, they flocked around the village in droves and then went on to eat over ?800 worth of refreshments.

A weekend of fun and a great community atmosphere were the result of a tremendous team effort raising so badly-needed funds for St Peter's.

Dunston is a small village, 9 miles south east of Lincoln England, with a population of about 700. Around 1100 A.D., the village was called Dunestune and means Dunn's farmstead or village.

It is twinned with a similar sized village, Trange, near Le Mans, Sarthe, France and has an active twinning association.

Nearby, the remains of the Dunston Pillar, once a great road lighthouse, stands on Dunston Heath.

Historically, the village has met the needs of the local farming community but it now acts mainly as a feeder village for Lincoln.

By courtesy of Crosslincs and http://www.macla.co.uk/dunston/index.php


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