Ghouls rush in where angels fear to tread

Jo Burke from standing on Custard with Best Trader Pumpkins

BY TOBY PORTER
toby@slpmedia.co.uk

If you went down to Greenwich Market on Friday you were sure of a big shock.

Every stallholder and quite a few customers donned Halloween fancy dress to give the area a suitably ghoulish feel – but the customers were not put off.

Miss Libby Rose with Melissa Bal (6) from Mossingham School

Onora Hewitt 6 years old Kidbrooke Park Best winner childs best pumpkin Greenwich Market 2017

Onora Hewitt, six, from Kidbrooke Park, doing a brilliant impression of movie character Beetlejuice, won the best child’s carved pumpkin – her prize is a family ticket to see Charlton Athletic play. The best traders’ carved pumpkin was created by a thrilled Jo Burke from Standing on Custard.

Best stall was created by photographer Jacqui Hawking, with a dark display which showed off some brilliant pictures. Best-dressed traders were the Churro Angels – two wicked-looking witches. Best dressed children in the fashion show were Aaliyah Orogiri, Vincent and Sasha Hong – you wouldn’t want to meet them on a dark night. Or a light one, for that matter.

Best Dressed Children Vincent (10) and Sasha Hong (5) James wolfe and Aaliyah Orogiri(5) from Orpington School

Ana Rakitina, from Greenwich Market, said: “The Halloween Happening in Greenwich Market on Friday was a fitting end to a fantastic week of half-term Halloween fun.

Cassie from Peng Succulents Greenwich Market 2017

“The children really loved the Miss Libby Rose free costume-making workshops and looked amazingly scary in the freaky fashion show.

R & R Greenwich Market

“The Gore Stall provided the brilliant finishing touches.

“As always our traders entered into the spirit of the event with wickedly wonderful stalls and costumes – all in all a Halloween to remember.”