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There were spooky goings-on in Cambourne for Hallowe’en, as ghosts and ghouls, black cats and skeletons came out of hiding to bewitch passers-by.

Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766645)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766645)

Dozens of homes and front gardens across the town were decorated, creating an extraordinary spectacle for October 31.

Thirty-nine of the diabolical displays were part of a spooky trail created by the Friends of Monkfield Park to raise money for the primary school.

There was a ghoulish presence behind this ghostly decoration in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley
There was a ghoulish presence behind this ghostly decoration in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley

Participants got a goody bag of treats and solved puzzles to enter a prize draw by visiting the homes with the aid of a Google map. They were asked to vote for their favourite to help the Friends select a winner.

Natasha’s Gift Bouquets & More donated a prize of Hallowe’en treats to the winner for the spectacular display below (number 14 on the trail).

Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766420)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766420)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766429)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766429)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766465)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766465)

The winning display was also illuminated at night:

Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766755)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766755)

One runner-up (display 20) won a £10 Greens voucher for the display below, while another (display 4) won a Hotel Chocolat selection thanks to Connells Estate Agents - Cambourne.

Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766631)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766631)

Jane Thompson, co-secretary of the Friends of Monkfield Park, said: “Like most schools, fundraising has been severely affected by the pandemic as we can't hold our usual in-person fundraising events.

“The Hallowe’en trail this year allowed us to run something fun for all children in Cambourne, and allowed families to follow a Google Map trail when it suited them.

“We were delighted to have so many local residents take part with organisations also joining in the fun and kindly donating prizes. All the funds raised go towards Monkfield Park Primary School.“

Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley

Spiders’ webs, exquisitely carved pumpkins, broomsticks and even a house turned into a scary face could be witnessed on the trail, which spread across Lower, Great and Upper Cambourne.

Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766538)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766538)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766583)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766583)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766597)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766597)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766603)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766603)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766612)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766612)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766616)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766616)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766635)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766635)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766654)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766654)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766658)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766658)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766666)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766666)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766677)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766677)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766681)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766681)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766685)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766685)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766705)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766705)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766735)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766735)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766727)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766727)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766747)
Hallowe'en 2021 decorations in Cambourne. Picture: Paul Brackley (52766747)

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