Scarecrows and soldiers to descend on Westerham for weekend of 18th Century fun

PUBLISHED: 10:44 20 August 2013 | UPDATED: 10:44 20 August 2013

Scarecrows and soldiers will go hand in hand next month as Westerham residents are transported back to the 18th Century.

Re-enactors will take to the streets in full military costume to recreate the battles of General Wolfe, one of Westerham’s most eminent residents, on the weekend of September 7.

The soldiers will be joined by a host of scarecrows made by residents and local businesses, which will form a trail around the town for the annual ‘Soldiers and Scarecrows Weekend’.

James Millard, of Westerham Town Partnership, said: “This is one of the highlights of the year. The re-enactors provide quite a spectacle with their redcoats, pikes and muskets, but the scarecrows really get everybody involved.”

The straw figures are set for many forms, ranging from lingerie clad to those dressed as Westerham’s other famous resident, Winston Churchill.

As well as scarecrows and battles, there will also be a living history camp, a fair with stalls selling local products and children’s entertainment.

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