December 19 2013 Latest news:
Friday, November 1, 2013
Zombies, ghost, monsters and witches were out and about in force on Cromer’s promenade and pier during Halloween.
Youngsters in spooky fancy dress tackled a trail which saw them having to visit a series of dangerous dens, find a picture inside, and get their paperwork stamped by a scary character.
They also had to put their hands into bowls of guts (jelly and spaghetti) and eyeballs (jelly and lychees) to test their nerve.
The event was organised by Libby Clohisey and Tony West who run the children’s events during carnival week, and manned by a small army of volunteer helpers.
Mrs Clohisey said it was successful with more than 200 children and parents taking part in the trail.
It was the second one to be held. The first, three years ago, attracted 150 people. Last year’s was cancelled due to bad weather. But a dry night on Thursday drew bumper crowds.
She praised the fancy dress efforts of the youngsters, judged by Pier Pavilion bar manager Andy Roberts, and the carved pumpkins, which was won by one being sick.