The Diggle spooky trail is back!

Reporter: Ken Bennett
Date published: 19 October 2020

Welcome to Saddleworth‘s spookiest house.

The Diggle spooky trail is back this weekend - and guaranteed to send shivers down your spine.

But it is all for a good cause as the Friends of Diggle School (FODS) promise a really special trail to celebrate  Halloween during the school’s half term week.

Headquarters for the shivery adventure is bubbly community champion Tracy Buckley’s neat detached home in the village centre.

Pumpkins, spiders, witches, skeletons and hand-painted spooky stones fill the approach to the house and gardens. 

Mother of two Tracey said: “There is tremendous enthusiasm for the event, particularly in light of the current situation.

"In all, there will be 20 different and exciting tableaux placed in a loop around the village, but they are all compliant with government guidelines and safe distancing.

“However, they remain secret so we can surprise people at the weekend.

"But I promise there are be some super efforts to capture the whole spirit of Halloween - look out for some scary characters!"

The FODS team have gone all out this year to bring a very special trail and create some super masterpieces.

And children are encouraged to do the trail in fancy dress and a sweet treat will be available at the end.

The trail starts on Friday (October 23)  through until Sunday, November 1.

Trail sheets, priced at £3, will be available from Grandpa Greene's and The Gate Inn.

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