It’ll be all fright on the night

YO HO HO ...Ghouls and ghost pirates at South Shields Museum. Below, Oliver and Darcey Bolt.
YO HO HO ...Ghouls and ghost pirates at South Shields Museum. Below, Oliver and Darcey Bolt.

GHASTLY ghouls and petrifying pirates having been getting up to mischief in South Tyneside.

Brave youngsters headed to South Shields Museum and Art Gallery in South Shields this week for a frightfully good time.

The Halloween celebrations saw staff stressed up as scary seamen, while youngsters made their own swords, parrots, pirate hats, eye patches and cats.

The pirates then entertained youngsters with terrifying tales of sea life and played gruesome games.

Geoff Woodward, the Ocean Road’s museum manager, said: “It was great to see so many children mesmerised by the ghostly pirates in the museum.

“Our activities always seem to go down well with local families and it seems yet again everybody has had a fantastic day with storytelling, games and plenty of craft activities.”

Meanwhile, Gazette readers have also been making sure their little horrors are looking frightful to take trick-or-treating tonight.

Oliver and Darcey Bolt from Jarrow were transformed into the Grim Reaper and a little devil for our annual Spooky Snaps picture feature.

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