Scarecrows to star at Ossett’s heritage event

Gawthorpe Academy pupils are making their scarecrow ahead of two scarecrow festivals taking place in Ossett this month. Jak Wetherly, Sammy-Jo Nestor, Eleanor Stevenson and David Thomlinson. (D536C338)

Gawthorpe Academy pupils are making their scarecrow ahead of two scarecrow festivals taking place in Ossett this month. Jak Wetherly, Sammy-Jo Nestor, Eleanor Stevenson and David Thomlinson. (D536C338)

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Scarecrows will stand tall in Ossett town centre tomorrow (Saturday) as part of an event celebrating the town’s heritage.

Ossett Town Centre Partnership will host the exhibition as part of Ossett Civic Trust’s special market and open day inside the town hall.

Gawthorpe Academy pupils are making their scarecrow ahead of two scarecrow festivals taking place in Ossett this month. Olivia Green. (D536A338)

Gawthorpe Academy pupils are making their scarecrow ahead of two scarecrow festivals taking place in Ossett this month. Olivia Green. (D536A338)

Building Ossett Better (BOB) will give also people another chance to exhibit scarecrows at its market event on Saturday, September 28.

Children at Gawthorpe Academy were busy making their scarecrows this week.

Among their efforts was a Sir Bradley Wiggins scarecrow on a bike.

Tomorrow’s event will also feature morris dancing, a heritage trail and competitions throughout the day.

An exhibition in the town hall will include family history and local heritage, the Old Court Room will be open and the Compton Theatre Organ will be played throughout theday by local organists.

Ossett Town Hall User Group will be looking for sponsors to refurbish the balcony seats and a seat will be on display.

And the Rotary Club of Ossett will be selling their annual calendars, featuring nostalgic photographs of the town, on a stall.

The Brickhouse youth club, on Prospect Road, will host an open day of its own tomorrow between 10am and 4pm, giving people the chance to explore the former police station building and see a fully restored former cell.

Young members will share some of their experiences of the club and how it has helped them.

There will also be a heritage trail at Trinity Church, on Church Street, suitable for people of all ages.

It will reveal some of the secrets of the church’s history, allow people to ring the bells, and there will be craft activities for children.

People can also climb the church tower for a cost of £2 for adults and £1 for children.

Activites at the church will take place tomorrow from 10am until 4pm, and on Sunday from noon until 4pm.