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A gruesome gathering as hundreds do zombie walk

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: November 09, 2012

  • The zombies beat the drum through town. BOTL20121031E-020_C

  • Zombies break out from the Market House. BOTL20121031E-019_C

  • Lennon Ossitt, 11 and Shaun Hacker, 11, tucking into some limbs. BOTL20121031E-018_C

  • Till death us do part. Paul and Aimee Ossitt at the Market House. BOTL20121031E-017_C

  • Lily, 12 and Ella Rushton, 12, enjoy some refreshing blood. BOTL20121031E-016_C

  • Archie Statham, 3, with mum Jo at the zombie walk. BOTL20121031E-015_C

  • Katie Lolley, in a murderous mood at the Market House. BOTL20121031E-014_C

  • Nathan Golley and Sam Rowlings, looking menacing at the start of the zombie walk. BOTL20121031E-013_C

  • Guy Fawkes takes a bow at White River Place. BOTL20121031E-028_C

  • Bloodthirsty beauties. Mivvy Symons-Brown and Rachel Newton at the Market House for the zombie walk. BOTL20121031E-012_C

  • Paul Stonebridge, winner of best male zombie at the market house. BOTL20121031E-011_C

  • Cat Phillips, winner of best female zombie at the market house. BOTL20121031E-010_C

  • Oliver Brandon, 11, at the Market House. BOTL20121031E-009_C

  • Night of the living dead. BOTL20121031E-008_C

  • Jay, 4 and Chloe Hensby, 7, at the zombine walk. BOTL20121031E-007_C

  • Zombie babes Rhi Hampford, 18, Lauren Hobbs, 18 and Josie Fildes, 18 ready for the zombie walk. BOTL20121031E-006_C

  • The Poole family zombies at the Market House. BOTL20121031E-005_C

  • The dead walk through town. BOTL20121031E-021_C

  • 4 year old Summer Brewster, with Nanny Lynn during the zombie dance. BOTL20121031E-024_C

  • The Evil Dead. BOTL20121031E-003_C

  • The Zombie Pirates of St Piran. BOTL20121031E-004_C

  • Cornwall Roller Derby roller zombies at White River Place. BOTL20121031E-027_C

  • Patrick Hicks shows his hand for the zombie walk. BOTL20121031E-002_C

  • Busting out some moves at White River Place. BOTL20121031E-026_C

  • Thriller in White River Place. BOTL20121031E-025_C

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IT WAS a monster of a night as revellers stalked the streets of St Austell for its second zombie walk.

The town gave the silver screen's Twilight Trilogy a run for its money, as the weird and the wonderful turned out in force on Wednesday.

They donned fake blood, scars, prosthetics, bandages and snarls for the Hallowe'en celebration.

The night was a howling success and culminated with around 200 gruesome gatherers dancing en masse to Michael Jackson's Thriller in Aylmer Square led by dancers Shakedown and To Life.

Organisers Pete and Helen Minall wanted the zombie walk to attract all ages, but especially teenagers and people in their early twenties.

Mrs Minall said: "It was either going to be a hit or a miss and thankfully it was a big hit.

"It was just excellent."

The zombie walk raised nearly £300, which will be used to fund improvements in the Market House.

The plan is for an event bigger event next year.

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