Walking Dead take over city
Annual Peterborough Zombie Walk shocks shoppers in city centre
A horde of zombies gave shoppers a fright as they ambled and shuffled through Peterborough city centre.
The gruesome sight took place on Saturday, with dozens of ‘the undead’ making their way along Bridge Street.
But, while residents were given a shock, the walk was not a sign of a zombie apocalypse - but it was the eighth annual Peterborough Zombie Walk.
The walk started at Charters Bar at Town Bridge, and saw the ‘zombies’ - made up of people of all ages - walk to The Brewery Tap pub in Westgate.
This year, the horde also held a collection to raise money for Beat: Cancer, following the tragic loss of one of the regular participants in the Zombie Walk, Paul Dolby.
Vikki Harold, one of the organisers said: “He didn’t just bring enthusiasm, he dragged along other zombie enthusiasts. Paul will always be hugely missed on the Peterborough Zombie Walk.”
Vikki said shoppers in the city were thrilled by the spectacle. She said: “Before every walk we reiterate that if anyone isn’t enjoying it that we must move away, even though we’ve been shuffling through the shoppers for nearly a decade, it can still be quite a shock!
“Overall it’s positive, we attract spectators of all ages, my favourite was a lady in her 70s cheering us on like her favourite football team!
“We have so many families getting involved, but my favourite thing to hear is that it gives people confidence to be with a group of like-minded and fun-loving zombies, and people spend the whole year preparing.”