The ghostly and ghastly

Poet Benjamin Zephaniah with children in some spooktacular costumes. Photo(TIM WILSON): SG281016-220TW
Poet Benjamin Zephaniah with children in some spooktacular costumes. Photo(TIM WILSON): SG281016-220TW

The ghostly and ghastly sides of life were uppermost as people of all ages fell under the spell of Halloween.

Poet Benjamin Zephaniah joined the fun to judge the bewitching fancy dress contestants as Moulton Chapel Tuliptime held their Pumpkin Party at the youth and community centre.

Moulton Chapel fancy dress winners Rhiannon Leyshon and Amy Ibberson as Cruella and Dalmatian pup. SG281016-217TW

Moulton Chapel fancy dress winners Rhiannon Leyshon and Amy Ibberson as Cruella and Dalmatian pup. SG281016-217TW

Tesco in Holbeach had two days of fun on October 28 and 29 when store staff dressed up and were joined by Halloween characters from Xtra Mile Entertainment. For the staff, the snappy but spooky dressing continued over the weekend and there were opportunities for customers to enjoy the spirit of the event with attractions such as a trick or treat tombola as funds were raised for Carter’s Park.

In Spalding, veteran fundraiser June Wright (70) and friends staged their Halloween Party in Ayscoughfee Hall and Gardens.

June has been raising money for Sue Ryder’s Thorpe Hall Hospice at Peterborough for the last 35 years.

Knitted pumpkins were hidden in the gardens for youngsters to find and there was a spooky trail through the yew trees with ghosts, cobwebs and bats. Inside the hall there were games to play too and refreshments.

Tesco staff at Holbeach staging their fancy dress, Halloween extravaganza. SG281016-211TW

Tesco staff at Holbeach staging their fancy dress, Halloween extravaganza. SG281016-211TW

June said the event has raised around £170 for Thorpe Hall, where her late first husband David Mason stayed and it was a cause he supported during his lifetime.

Sue Ryder volunteer Chloe Mason with the spooky trail at Ayscoughfee. SG271016-102TW

Sue Ryder volunteer Chloe Mason with the spooky trail at Ayscoughfee. SG271016-102TW

Haydn Taylor, Joshua Bolton, Jack Smith and Ethan Gregory enjoying the spooky trail around Ayscoughfees yew trees. SG271016-103TW

Haydn Taylor, Joshua Bolton, Jack Smith and Ethan Gregory enjoying the spooky trail around Ayscoughfees yew trees. SG271016-103TW

Rebecca Wellard with her Halloween cakes at Tesco in Holbeach. SG281016-208TW

Rebecca Wellard with her Halloween cakes at Tesco in Holbeach. SG281016-208TW

Sue Ryder volunteers and visitors at Ayscoughfee Hall. SG271016-103TW

Sue Ryder volunteers and visitors at Ayscoughfee Hall. SG271016-103TW