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Stone the crows - a 100ft scarecrow!

The scarecrow as it would look like on Romney Marsh
The scarecrow as it would look like on Romney Marsh

Forget the Angel of the North, Romney Marsh is set to have its own iconic statue!

Plans are being put together to build a giant scarecrow on the marsh.

The 100ft figure could be seen for around 20 miles and symbolise the agricultural heritage of the area.

Niko Miaoulis and Terry Anthony are working up plans to erect the giant work of art as a symbol of the marsh and its independent past.

Creator of the Folkestone White Horse Charles Newington is also on board to help with advice and ideas, having seen his own creation become a much-loved symbol of the town.

Niko runs the popular Ship Inn, in Dymchurch, and Terry is well known for his Dr Syn-themed art.

Audio: Niko Miaoulis, landlord of The Ship Inn in Dymchurch, explains the plan

They reckon the Scarecrow of the South could put the Marsh back on the map.

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