October finished with a fright and November started with a bang as residents found different ways to celebrate Halloween and bonfire night.
To mark Halloween on October 31, bosses at Mooch Cafe Bar, Hebden Bridge, invited customers around for some trick or treating, while a few devils and plenty of skeletons could be seen at Castle Hill Nursery, Todmorden.
Fancy dress was also on show at Caterpillar Daycare, Stansfield Road, Todmorden, as staff and children celebrated Halloween.
And in Old Town, the cricket club held a bonfire and fireworks display with children and adults helping to make it a night to remember,
Club secretary Neil Thwaites said: “Once again we have had a good night and made a bit of money for the club. Thank you to everyone who turned up and supported the club and who donated fireworks.”
At Mooch, staff dressed up in costumes, while the cafe was decorated with carved pumpkins and spiders.
Owner Mark Timmerman said: “It was a good atmosphere and it was a fun experience for the children. It was a successful event and it was nice to reach out to the community.”
At Castle Hill nursery staff and children dressed up for the day and had plenty of ghoulish fun. A spokesperson said: “All the children had great fun getting messy with the pumpkin pulp, worms in the water and eyeballs in slime. They were ready for the spooky menu after lots of dancing and party games, they feasted on worms and eyeballs for dinner and bug filled jelly and slime for pudding.
“The children also baked Halloween buns and completed various Halloween crafts during the week.”
l Hundreds of people turned out as Heptonstall Social and Bowling Club held a bonfire and fireworks display. Money raised went to the club, Heptonstall Festival and Calder High School student’s trip to Uganda.