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:
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.