PTB’s Halloween High Street Trail 2015

Those of a nervous disposition may wish to look away now…

In late September 2015, the PTB approached a couple of dozen shops on the High Street and Maple Road and asked them if they would like to partake in the inaugural Halloween Trail.  Well, would they?  We should say so, most were so keen they nearly ripped our arms off…  That should have given us a clue as to the fondness within SE20 for things that go bump in the night…

So, by the big day, we had 23 traders and our lovely local bobbies available to supply the children of Penge with treats.  We set the route, advertised the event online and wondered if many would turn up.  Boy, did our little monsters not let us down.  Starting at the Bridge House Tavern and progressing all the way to the Goldsmiths,the High Street was invaded  by hordes of little ghouls, ghosts, witches, werewolves and vampires; not tens, not twenties but hundreds of them, accompanied by their parents and guardians, many of them equally terrifyingly clad.

We enjoyed every minute and hope you did too.  Here’s to more spooky japes next year!

The winner of the Fancy Dress competition was little Cooper, the two year old ‘mummy’.

Below are pictures of just a few of the many children, parents and traders who made the day such fun:













Halloween_Property World


We’d like to thank the following traders for taking part: Bridge House Tavern, Pretty Little Cupcakes, Magic Nails, London Door Co, SE20 Cycles, Bonnys, Blue Mountain, Penge and Cator Police Station, Bluebell Cafe, Maple Cafe, Crooked Billet, Penge Cafe, Chic Boutique, Solitaire Jewellers, Fosdicks, McDonalds, Murray Brothers, Designer Drapes, Macks Chemists, Property World, Stitch to Stitch, Fun Cutz and the Goldsmiths.

A credit to Penge, each and every one of them.


'PTB’s Halloween High Street Trail 2015' have 7 comments

  1. 3rd November 2015 @ 12:27 pm Gladys San Juan

    Brilliant!!! We loved it!! So much support and happiness – a bright evening!!!!
    thank you at Penge Tourist Board and the shops for supporting..


  2. 3rd November 2015 @ 9:17 pm jeni Honeysett

    Looks like so much fun. Such a lovely thing to do and hope I am not working next year so I can join in – even though I don’t have young children!


  3. 3rd November 2015 @ 10:42 pm dr

    Thank you so much to PTB and the establishments who took part in the Halloween trail. My daughter and I had a fantastic time. The atmosphere was amazing so to was the community spirit.


  4. 4th November 2015 @ 8:05 am Steve Sholl

    Saw the Halloween Trailers, if I can call them that, from my bus. They startled the bus passengers and created quite a sensation on board. Later, some little vampires boarded my bus and used their vampire magic to make every single passenger smile at once. What a great achievement for the Halloween Trailers, the event organisers, and for Penge?


  5. 4th November 2015 @ 2:37 pm Elaine littlewood

    This is the only way I know how to get this message through , re miss bunty Rance , dear miss Rance the ginger cat that you are thinking about taking to a shelter is not a stray , we know you see him around he is a free spirit that loads of people know and love he is one of the best mousers and rat catcher you will ever meet . Trust me when he comes in at 3 in the morning with an early breakfast in his mouth purring and miaowing his head off I’m sure you would agree . You cannot take the cat away he is a pet and a character of Penge ask my customers in the Crooked Billet , regards Elaine . If anyone knows Miss Rance please inform her of this message many thanks .


    • 4th November 2015 @ 6:47 pm Bunty

      Dear Elaine, I am sorry but there were lots of people locally asked about the cat and nobody knew of an owner. The cat is dehydrated, full of fleas and has poorly eyes. It’s not right to leave a cat in that condition. Cats are pets in cities, not feral rat catchers. The cat is now fostered via South Norwood Animal Rescue and
      Sanctuary. If you are the owner please contact them. If you are the owner you need to care for him, he is not well and should not be left on the streets.


      • 4th November 2015 @ 8:09 pm Elainelittlewood

        Hi Bunty it’s Elaine I’ve been told about the wrong cat ours has just walked in , I did not know about the other one never seen it well done for rescuing it hope it will be ok , sorry about the mix up , regards Elaine .


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