Shades of old school days

Caption:  Tunnel of terror ' mad monk Christian Alecock,  murdered maid Madelaine Corney,  corpse bride Joanna Slipper, ghost Natasha Freeman and ghoul Joseph Massen gear up for a gruesome gathering
Caption: Tunnel of terror ' mad monk Christian Alecock, murdered maid Madelaine Corney, corpse bride Joanna Slipper, ghost Natasha Freeman and ghoul Joseph Massen gear up for a gruesome gathering

A terrifying treat is in store for a horrifying Halloween ‘Ghoul school’ being staged at Wisbech Grammar School on Friday (October 25).

Plucky youngsters and their parents will be able to enjoy a torchlight tour of the darker sides of the historic school, taking in basements and winding staircases, and they will be told tales of ghosts that stretch back as far as the 1700s.

Students in creepy costume and mortifying make-up are gearing up to provide ghostly thrills and, to round off the tour, there will then be the chance to gobble up a grim feast which is not designed for the faint hearted.

The event, which is now in its third year and is organized by Taste Real Food Fenland, a non-profit-making body that promotes local food and producers, will feature fearsome fare ranging from beetroot soup, apple cakes and pumpkin cakes to dead man’s fingers hot dogs and blood red punch.

Alison Sloan, head of food and nutrition at the school, said: “You never know what is going to happen or where a ghoul or ghost might come from next.”

Tickets costing £2.50 for children and £5 for adults – and a family tickets for two adults and three children priced at £12 – can be ordered by contacting Mrs Sloan on 07778-324250 and early booking is essential.