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MORE than 2,000 peo­ple cel­e­brated Hal­loween at Chiltern Open Air Mu­seum on Satur­day.

There were spe­cial ef­fects, a flam­ing fire breather and a myth­i­cal crea­ture called a kelpie on horse­back, which all pro­vided a unique evening of en­ter­tain­ment.

Scary sto­ries and spooky walks through the his­toric build­ings kept ev­ery­one en­ter­tained to make the evening a suc­cess.

Chil­dren’s author Ta­tum Flynn was also there sign­ing books, The D’Evil Diaries.

Sue Shave, mu­seum di­rec­tor, said: “We have one of the most unique and spec­tac­u­lar Hal­loween events in the coun­try but we couldn’t put on such a spec­ta­cle with­out the help of our ded­i­cated vol­un­teers, who have spent weeks pre­par­ing to make this event such a suc­cess.”

As the Mu­seum is a char­ity, any pro­ceeds from the evening will go to­wards the run­ning costs of £1,000 per day, less than 50% of which are met by vis­i­tor ad­mis­sions dur­ing the year.

The mu­seum is closed to vis­i­tors now ex­cept for pre-booked schools, but musuem bosses are look­ing for­ward to wel­com­ing vis­i­tors back on site for the Tra­di­tional Christ­mas Chilterns Event on De­cem­ber 5 and 6.

Visit www.coam.org.uk for more in­for­ma­tion.

FANGTASTIC: David Wells, left, got his teeth into can­dle mak­ing while Poppy Perkins was mak­ing spines tin­gle

When shall we three meet again?: Hubble bub­ble... the three witches cook

up a dev­il­sih brew

Cast­ing a spell: Denise Ball bones up on wiz­ardry

Hot stuff: Black­smiths Brian the Iron and Ron Lock­ley work the forge

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