Wisbech: Spooky tours

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Spooky tours of the oldest parts of Wisbech Grammar School are set to send shivers down the spine at a ‘Ghoul school’ event being staged for Halloween.

The haunting evening that lies in wait includes terrifying tours and ghostly tales topped off with a fearsome feast of hot dogs and pumpkin soup washed down with a blood red brew of cranberry juice, fruit juices and spices.

The event, jointly organized by the school and Taste Real Food, a non-profit making organization that promotes local food, is now in its second year – and brave spirits bent on supping full of horrors are gagging to bump into a gaggle of ghosts and ghouls roving around the blacked out campus, together with the odd grimacing skeleton, as eerie music wafts across the site.

Make-up experts Miss Alison Clayton, the school play director, and sixth form student Elizabeth Coleman have been practising their skills on students who have been lining up for menacing makeovers.

Mrs Alison Sloan, head of food and nutrition at the school and the Taste Real Food leader, said: “It will be a most frightening Halloween evening, accessing the spookiest parts of the school, including the basement. Last year we had a real sighting – a man in a butler’s outfit wearing a white wig.”

‘Ghoul school’ is taking place on Friday, October 26. The first event, for children under 11 years old, is at 6.30pm and the truly teeth-chattering tour, which is confined to the older and braver ones, together with their parents, is at 7.30pm. Tickets for the night of terror, which include food and drink, are priced at £2.50 for children and £5 for adults and they must be pre-booked by telephoning Mrs Michaela Tooke on 07921-291624.