GALLERY: Witches, ghosts, vampires and zombies converge on Wisbech’s Horsefair Centre for Halloween Trick or Treat event

Halloween trick or treating and fancy dress competition at the Horsefair shopping centre, Wisbech. P

Halloween trick or treating and fancy dress competition at the Horsefair shopping centre, Wisbech. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

There were witches, ghosts, vampires and zombies as far as the eye could see as hundreds of people packed the Horsefair Shopping Centre for their annual Halloween Trick or Treat extravaganza.

Shops got in on the act too, with workers donning fancy dress and handing out goodies.

The Mayor of Wisbech Michael Hill was spoilt for choice when he was given the task of picking the winners of the fancy dress competition.

Fenland Exotics were on hand with their creepy creatures and there was also balloon modelling, a fairground ride and climbing spider mountain.

The fun continued into the night - a Moon Market took place on the market place and the Wisbech Institute hosted a children’s Halloween disco.


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Horsefair manager Kevin Smith said: “It was fantastic. Nearly 700 children attended, which is 150 more than last year.

“We had 42 businesses compared to 22 last year, with businesses in the market place and Hill Street getting involved.

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“What was nice to see was that the parents and retailers all dressed up as well. Everyone got into the spirit and it was a great atmosphere.

“I was blown away. I don’t know how we’ll top it next year. Maybe we could expand more into the town centre. It’s something I’m going to talk to the town council about.”

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