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27 January, 2020


In Pictures: Halloween 2019



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