In Pictures: Gunby Hall ‘ghouls’ terrify 475 brave visitors for Halloween

From left Libby Soper, Casey Wells, Dany Ridealgh, Tom Briggs with volunteer Mollie Ingram-Hill. EMN-181029-091249001
From left Libby Soper, Casey Wells, Dany Ridealgh, Tom Briggs with volunteer Mollie Ingram-Hill. EMN-181029-091249001

Almost 500 brave souls ventured thought the dark rooms and creepy corridors of Gunby Hall for its Haunted Halloween event on Saturday.

Visitors were able to creep through the 18th century house with ‘ghouls and ghosts’ hiding in the shadows waiting to jump out of the hall’s darkened corners.

Volunteers Wilma Radford and Rachel Marriott. EMN-181029-091300001

Volunteers Wilma Radford and Rachel Marriott. EMN-181029-091300001

Ominous music added to the spooky atmosphere, along with elaborate decorations - including cobwebs and headless bodies laying in the beds.

Gunby Hall’s visitor experience manager Astrid Gatenby said: “It went exceptionally well - our volunteers were great and caused a few jump scares and screams from the adults, which the children found very funny.

“We had one comment in the visitor book which simply said: “New pants required”.

The National Trust site ereceived a lot of positive feedback about the event, which took place on Saturday.

Gunby Hall Visitor Experience Manager Astrid Gatenby. EMN-181029-091310001

Gunby Hall Visitor Experience Manager Astrid Gatenby. EMN-181029-091310001

Commenting on Facebook, Kathryn Locke wrote: “Such fun. Not screamed so much in years.”

This event, along with others from the area, will be featured in tomorrow’s edition of the Skegness Standard - out every Wednesday.

From left Jack Parish 9, Clare Parish and Jess Parish 15 of Firsby. EMN-181029-091320001

From left Jack Parish 9, Clare Parish and Jess Parish 15 of Firsby. EMN-181029-091320001

From left Volunteer Robert Sessions with Summer West 9, Rick West, Courtney Edwards 16, Dennie Edwards 12 and Leanne Hawley. EMN-181029-091341001

From left Volunteer Robert Sessions with Summer West 9, Rick West, Courtney Edwards 16, Dennie Edwards 12 and Leanne Hawley. EMN-181029-091341001

Bethan Leather and Edmena Holland. EMN-181029-091457001

Bethan Leather and Edmena Holland. EMN-181029-091457001

Astrid Gatenby and Stephen Holdarway. EMN-181029-091424001

Astrid Gatenby and Stephen Holdarway. EMN-181029-091424001

Volunteer Maureen Thorne. EMN-181029-091435001

Volunteer Maureen Thorne. EMN-181029-091435001

Neive Tarrant 5 of Wainfleet. EMN-181029-091330001

Neive Tarrant 5 of Wainfleet. EMN-181029-091330001

Volunteer Chris Wheeler. EMN-181029-091352001

Volunteer Chris Wheeler. EMN-181029-091352001

Millie Cowling and Sarah Palmer of Gosberton. EMN-181029-091402001

Millie Cowling and Sarah Palmer of Gosberton. EMN-181029-091402001