Walk­ing Dead take over city

An­nual Peter­bor­ough Zom­bie Walk shocks shop­pers in city cen­tre

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS - By Stephen Briggs stephen.briggs@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTstephenB

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.”

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