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Issue:- 7 November 2014

Southport's 1st Halloween Parade - Photo Coverage
Report by Callum Pritchard and photo by Patrick Trollope.

SOUTHPORT Town Centre, on 31 October 2014, has done its’ part in capturing the Halloween spirit on Halloween night, after organising a special Southport Halloween Parade through the town. Starting off at Southport Pleasurelands, the parade wowed viewers, who had congregated all along the streets to watch the parade pass through the Town, with a variety of acts and vehicles, including a number of ghostly motorcyclists and even a specially designed hearse, all led by the bus that led parade, carrying a number of families who got to be a part of the event. 1 particular sight that caught the crowd’s attention was a unicycling fire eater, whose cheerful smile and cheeky manner proved to be a big hit, judging by the numbers who cheered him as he rode by. He even, as he weaved his way through the crowds, drew a few screams from the enthralled crowd.

Standing head-and-shoulders above the rest was a stilt cad performer. Having gravelled all the way from Portsmouth, and clad out in her Halloween gear, this performer towered above almost everything else in the parade, were it not for the truck of costumed performers who were on hand to show off their fantastic Halloween set and costumes, whilst waving to the crowd and the children who had come to see the costume clad clan. However, it wasn’t just the parade members who were showing off their costumes. The streets of Southport were adorned with children and families, all decked out in their own spooky costumes, who had come to join in the scary fun and watch the parade.

The parade weaved its’ way throughout the town, spooking their way through all the main Southport locations including; Neville Street, the Promenade, Lord Street, taking about an hour to circle back to its’ original spot by the Pleasurelands.

Overall, the parade was a big success, perfectly capturing the mix of spookiness and fun about Halloween night, with the cheers of the public echoing around the town confirming the good reception it received, and the work that was put into it was well worth it to give the people, and visitors, of Southport a Happy Halloween!

These are some of the photographs our Editor Patrick snapped at it. Did you attended? Let us know by emailing us to:- Also don't forget that we have a video highlight of the event on our Facebook Page as well!

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