COTTON village was buzzing at the weekend with its traditional art show, a scarecrow festival, village walks and the re-opening of the village pub. The art show staged in the church attracted a good number of visitors and featured work by Doug Patterson, Ken Howard and artist in residence Roy Rodgers. Distinctive pottery and steel sculptures including a large eagle were suspended above the nave.
Scarecrows provided some amusing sights while there were refreshments at the tea rooms and new landlords at the Trowel and Hammer re-opened to welcome the visitors. Steve McQueen and Nick Doherty reopened on Friday with a full restaurant after the pub closed last July.