Ghostly goings on at arcade

There will be a ghostly guide to Shrewsbury at a Halloween event being hosted next week.

The Parade shopping arcade is being transformed into the spooky centre of the town on October 31, when there will be ghost stories, psychic talks, a scavenger hunt, craft stalls and traders donning fancy dress costumes.

Most of the 30 shops in the centre, in St Mary’s Place, will be participating in the all-day event, which will also feature talks on the paranormal and the pagan origin of Halloween, poetry competitions and even ‘aura photography’.

Alastair Donaghue, who runs the Cutesy Pop store in The Parade and is one of the organisers, said that there would be plenty of attractions for customers.

“It will be a really good event. We would like shoppers to come along in Halloween costumes and listen to stories about the various haunted locations in and around Shrewsbury, as well as taking part in our competitions and other activities,” he said.

Aura photography will be offered by specialist Lorna Start, of Welshpool, who uses a hand sensor to gather information on energy fields around clients’ bodies.

“This information is then viewed on a computer to enable the customer to see the colours, shape and movement of their aura before a photograph is taken for interpretation.

“In addition to the picture, clients receive a specific interpretation of the auric colours and a printed personal report,” Alastair added.

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