||Welcome to the Web site of
the village of Flamstead, Hertfordshire, England.
This Web Site is intended to be a source of information to anybody
with an interest in the village.
If you have any comments on the web site or information that
you think should be included please do not hesitate to
and I will try and incorporate it.
War Memorial Rededication
Sunday 3rd August 2014, 11:00am
Flamstead will be holding a short Rededication Ceremony at the War Memorial to mark 100 years since Great Britain joined WW1.
This will be a simple, dignified cermony to pay honour not to only the people from Flamstead who gave their lives but of those
from across the globe who became involved in one of the worst conflicts of the last century.
The event will start with a welcome and introduction led by Canon John Green followed by prayers then the Act of Rededication. This will be
followed by the Last Post and Reveille and a blessing by Canon John Green.
The Royal British Legion will lay a commemorative wreath and a side drum and a tattered Union Jack from the First World War
are expected to be on display for the ceremony.
All are then invited to attend a communion service in St. Leonard's.
Scarecrow Festival 2014
The very popular and highly successful annual Scarecrow Festival will be held between
Friday 15th (Mid-day onwards) - Sunday 17th August 2014.
Started in 2002 as a means of raising money for the upkeep of the Village Church and the
Herts Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre the festival has gone from strength to strength. Every year so far there have been
over 90 scarecrows on display and many people now look forward to the annual event. The last few years over 5000 people have visited the
village each year.
The scarecrows will be on display and voting forms will be available from mid day on Friday. Voting closes on
Sunday at 5pm.
In addition to the scarecrows there will be lots of other things to see and do. The village pubs and shop
as well as the Pavilion on the Recreational Ground will be open over the weekend selling a range of food and drinks.
The village hall will be open selling teas and cakes. In addition there will be range of craft stalls in the hall and the village shop will be
selling ice creams, cold drinks and sandwiches.
Viewing/voting times are as follows:
- Friday 12.00 - 5.00
- Saturday 10.00 - 6.00
- Sunday 10.30 - 5.00
Events planned for the weekend include (subject to change)):
- £2.00 for One Form (*)
- £5.00 for a family (maximum 4 forms) (*)
Please note this list is provisional at the moment and subject to change as details are firmed up.
All Week end:
- Village Hall & Surrounding Area
- Cream Teas
- Craft Stalls
- Cake Sale
- Train Rides
- Fairground Organ
- Village Pubs / Pavilion
- Spotted Dog food and Real Ale Beer festival.
- BBQ in the Rose and Crown pub - well worth the short walk down the hill to Trowley Bottom, or catch the free bus
- Real Ale Beer festival in the Rose and Crown - including some guest beers
- Village Shop
- Ice creams
- Refreshments in the village hall - cream teas and home cakes - walk the scarecrow trail and then come and enjoy a cream tea
without a pang of guilt!
- Sale of Bric a Brac in the village hall
- Tour Bus will operate from village hall to take the elderly / disabled around the village, starting and finishing at the village hall,
runs on the hour every hour apart from 1pm
- Care Bus will operate from near to the car park to take less-abled visitors to and from the village
- Painting Exhibition – St Leonard's Church
- Model train rides - St Leonard's Church yard
- BBQ - Pound Farm, near the Church yard
Other stalls/activities/promotions include:
- Saturday - to be announced
- Sunday - to be announced
Please, please, please park in the signposted Free Carpark, collect your voting form, walk the sign posted scarecrow trail
and view the scarecrows,
make your choice and deliver your voting form to the village hall.
- Bric a Brac stall
- W.I. stall selling cards
- Herts MS Therapy Centre cake stall
- Refreshments in the Village Hall
- Ice creams, sweets, sandwiches and cold drinks from the village shop
- Various craft stalls
- Drinks and meals at the local pubs/clubs: The Spotted Dog, Three Blackbirds, Rose and Crown and the Pavilion
- Cricket matches on both Saturday and Sunday
Satnav Post code: AL3 8DE. Latitude 51° 49" 11.21' Longitude -0° 26" 45.28'
There will be disabled parking (space permitting) where they you can also take advantage of the Markyate/Flamstead
bus which will be making tours of the scarecrow trail.
The village is not too large and it will take about 1.1/2 hrs to walk round the village, enjoy the scenery and see
all the scarecrows.
Please use the car parks provided if you are able-bodied. Flamstead is not too large and will not support
a large number of cars driving or parking carelessly
around the village - there is no parking in the village.
We DO NOT provide maps of where the scarecrows are, with people registering their scarecrows as late a Saturday morning
it is not practical to do so. However, if you have a smart phone an up to date map of the scarecrows will be available to view on your smart phone.
If you prefer a paper map why not print it out before you come.
Pictures of the scarecrows will be posted in the marqueel should you 'forget' which one you intend to
vote for. As with previous years it is also planned to post pictures of all the scarecrows plus the winners
on this web site.
Please support the event, don't just come and look, buy a voting form. All the money raised goes
towards worthy causes; the Village Church and the Herts Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre. Lots of villagers
give up their free time
not just to make scarecrows but in organising the event; organising carparks, printing forms, distributing
forms, cooking cakes, manning the various stalls
and events, etc., etc., all the for good of the event and the causes it supports.
complete 2013 entry
complete 2012 entry
complete 2011 entry
complete 2010 entry
complete 2009 entry
complete 2008 entry
complete 2007 entry
2006 also rans
2005 also rans
2004 winners and entries
2003 winners and entries
2002 winners and entries
(*) Suggested Donation