Hubble, bubble and care home trouble

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THERE were some spooky goings-on at the Hallcroft Care Home in Hucknall last week.

A Hallowe’en party was organised and the residents enthusiastically joined in the event, supported by staff members and relatives.

It has become a tradition at the Croft Avenue home to hold a social event at ‘trick or treat’ time, highlighted by pumpkins being carved into jack o’lanterns,

Witches costumes were worn for the party and buffet refreshments were provided for the occasion.

Hallowe’en is believed to have its origins in an ancient Celtic festival when ancient pagans took stock of supplies after the harvest and prepared for winter.

With the onset of much colder weather during the past week, this motivation for Hallowe’en may be regarded as especially appropriate this year.

n OUR PHOTO shows (from left) David Clay, activities organisor Mel Hallam, Keith Shadburn, Yvonne Wilkinson and Dorothy Simmonds at the event — DISPIC NHUD12-2828-1.