Ghouls and grim reapers, spirits and off-beat princesses, elves and disfigured kittens were all at the Westgate Hall on Saturday night swinging and jiving away to the brilliant brass band rhythms of the Beverley Big Band as it played at its annual Halloween dance. Capes spun, blue hair swung, pink tails swished and feet twirled in time to ghostified versions of Ghostbusters, Batman, New York New York and countless other well loved tunes. And no one held back when it came to whining, croaking, or groaning the words to It’s a Beautiful World. Louis Armstrong was probably whirling in his grave!

So thanks to all Saturday’s party goers who braved sheets of rain to enjoy heartwarming music and good cheer – there were over 100 of us – and for your generosity in supporting the Trust’s efforts in saving the Westgate Hall.

A huge thank you to the Beverley Big Band for donating the proceeds of the raffle to us. This is the Band’s second event supporting the Trust.

And our raffle would have been impossible without the amazing support of our local businesses and artists — Canterbury Pottery, the Canterbury employees of Oil & Vinegar, local artists Laura Mars and Richard Parkinson, The Dolphin, Espression Café, The Unicorn Inn, The Goods Shed, Veg Box Cafe — and all those ghosts and beasties who bought tickets!

Thanks to you we have added another £150 to our fund!