One of Thornton Hough most well known traditions is the scarecrow festival which takes place
annually in the village and draws crowds from around the North West.  The Thornton Hough Scarecrow
Festival was first held in 1999 and has been an annual event ever since, apart from 2001 due to Foot
and Mouth Disease.  The scarecrow theme was the idea of the Thornton Hough Millenium Committee;
a group of people that had a connection with the parish, either in local business or in local
organisations.  The late Lord Leverhulme was also an occasional observer at these meetings.  The
festival held the world record for the most scarecrows in one place in 1999, unfortunately that honour
went to a Portuguese festival later that year. But, from the world record of 1999, the Thornton Hough
Scarecrow Festival has grown every year since, not only in reputation, but more importantly,
community spirit.  The aim of the festival is to raise money so enabling the character of the local
villages to be enhanced and maintained in line with the work started by Joseph Hirst and continued by
William Lever and his family.  This year the festival aims to provide funding for improvements to
Thornton Hough Primary School in it's centenary year, new windows and maintenance to the village
pavilion and also additional funding for our two churches; All Saints C of E and St George's URC.

Further information can be found at
Put your feet up
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Pirates & Bertie Bassey
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Mary Poppins
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