Ghosts and ghoulies provide fun in North Bersted

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GHOSTS and ghoulies were at home at a North Bersted event to mark halloween.

The family fun day took place at Chalcraft Lane Nursery which had been transformed by Roxanne Saunders into a setting for witches and things that go bump in the night.

The scary setting proved the perfect location for the ghoulish goings-on.

Interactive story-telling was provided by the resident wizard for the day, Patrick Hastings, chairman of Bersted Parish Council.

The council joined with the nursery to stage the event last Saturday.

Fiona Dobbs, the council’s clerk, said: “Face-painting, colouring, hook a duck, wreath-making and much more was the order of the day for the children who went along and their parents, who couldn’t get enough.”

There were halloween-themed refreshments on hand to stave off hunger and thirst for those who joined in the fun.

They included green candy floss supplied by the Picturedrome cinema in Bognor Regis.

Even the dads were involved by helping to scoop out the pumpkins for the best-carved pumpkin competition judged by parish councillor Brian Green and Janet Hogben.

The winners were Emily and Lucy Charnham for their intricate designs.

The nursery is located along the road from the council’s base.