Witches, ghosts, vampires, skeletons, zombies and even the Devil himself were on the prowl in West Acre on Saturday, as the village held its annual Halloween Bonfire night.
Children in the village – and quite a few adults – dressed up to enjoy an evening where the weather stayed fine once again.
And fireworks provided a sparkling background to an enormous bonfire built by scavenging residents who spent weeks raiding their gardens and the grounds of the parish church for every scrap of wood they could find.
By tradition, West Acre has a Halloween bonfire, while the nearby village of East Walton, just over two miles away, has a Guy Fawkes bonfire so the events do not clash.
At West Acre there was much to enjoy with fairground rides, a barbeque, and warming bowls of soup, in addition to fancy dress competitions for youngsters and adults.
“It’s a village tradition to hold a summer fete and a Halloween bonfire,” said event organiser, Kelly Smith.
“Together the events normally raise in the region of £2,000 with the money going to the village hall after expenses.
“It’s all been organised by volunteers who have been fantastic,” she added.
“We’ve got a bunch of really good people including younger people who have become involved. It’s thanks to them that we can put on this event.”