Little horrors celebrate Halloween in style at Wisbech Horsefair

LITTLE horrors caused a fright at Wisbech’s Horsefair shopping centre as they celebrated Halloween in style.

Spooky youngsters dressed up as pumpkins, witches and skeletons had shop workers in the town centre quaking in their boots as they came in their droves to enjoy the ghoulish event on October 31.

The scariest was no doubt Rocco Benincasa, whose costume which took five hours to make scooped top prize in the male fancy dress competition.

However even he was run pretty close by runner-up Alex Lightburn, 6, whose black costume of scary hood terrified the town’s dignitaries including Wisbech Mayor Viv MacRae.

Horsefair manager Kevin Smith said choosing the scariest costume was a “very hard decision”.

“This is a great community event,” he said. “It is one of the best turnouts we’ve ever had and we’re so pleased so many children have come to enjoy the event with their parents.”

Rachel Tuck, store manager at H Samuel. added that it was a great event for Wisbech because it “always brings lots of people into the town”.

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She added: “It makes the Horsefair a really exciting place to come to and we look forward to it every year.”

Visitor Wendy Sands said: “We’ve been before and it’s something great for the children to do.

“There is a great atmosphere, it is safer than trick or treating and it supports the town.”