Spooktastic! Youngsters get in Halloween spirit

THE ghost of Oliver Cromwell was out and about in Ely last Thursday as part of event designed to get children into the Halloween spirit. Youngsters enjoyed a spooky treasure hunt around Cromwell s former home on St Mary s Street and then followed a route

THE ghost of Oliver Cromwell was out and about in Ely last Thursday as part of event designed to get children into the Halloween spirit.

Youngsters enjoyed a spooky treasure hunt around Cromwell's former home on St Mary's Street and then followed a route around the city, learning about its history by torchlight as they went.

Tracy Harding, tourism team leader for East Cambridgeshire District Council who helped to organise the event, said: "As the night gets longer, the streets of Ely get that little bit more spooky as shadows lengthen and a chill takes to the air. What better time could there be than to take part in a ghostly treasure hunt?