Regular contributor, Jonathan White shares details of some local Halloween displays…
I saw several ghoulishly good Halloween houses on 31st October in Crewe and Nantwich this year.
They were all a spooky sight, but I particularly liked:
- Capenhurst Avenue (donations to St Luke’s Hospice) with its ‘Mellorgeddon’ of hanging corpses, monster maze and two real pigs heads!
- Nevis Drive with pumpkin wall projector and inflatables
- Barn Croft Road (donations to Ronald McDonald House Charities) with ghost rider, giant spider & web and projectors showing Sirens and amazing talking pumpkins
- Selworthy Drive (donations to Cancer Research) with its numerous skeletons including two pushing a supermarket trolley!
- Mossford Avenue with a huge inflatable mummy
- Prunus Road (donations to the British Heart Foundation) ‘Asylum’ with convincing actors playing different characters for screams including a creepy doorman, possessed girl, man in a cage, Hannibal Lecter and a surgeon sawing off a child’s leg without aesthetic!
- Verdin Court (donations to RSPCA Crewe and Nantwich District) with a hanging heads and graveyard
- Fox Covert Way with an inflatable Frankenstein archway, graveyard and scary noises.
A special mention also to the annual window displays at Blitz Fireworks on Hightown in Crewe – always terrifyingly good!
In Nantwich a house on Welsh Row featured pumpkins, skeletons, witches, and a spider; whilst the police dressed the front of their station with plenty of pumpkins and treats donated by Sainsbury’s.
Dozens of families dressed up to trick or treat – with costumes including ghosts, witches, headless men, skeletons, corpse brides, prisoners, zombies, Pennywise from horror novel ‘It’ and even an inflatable dinosaur!
Local events during the Halloween period included a Nantwich Spooktacular fireworks display at Nantwich Show Ground, ghost walks from Nantwich Museum and children’s Halloween parties at The Woodside (Wistaston).
Photos by JonathanWhite