Video: Spooky Beer cave tour success

PUBLISHED: 11:50 04 November 2010 | UPDATED: 14:14 25 November 2010

Beer quarry caves spooky Halloween tour. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shb 5222-44-10AW

Beer quarry caves spooky Halloween tour. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shb 5222-44-10AW


Hallowe’en Beer cave tour raises nearly £300 for Help for Heroes

SPOOKY goings-on took place at Beer Quarry Caves on Sunday, when 55 people enjoyed a Hallowe’en tour and raised £272.70 for Help for Heroes.

Staff dressed in suitable scary costumes for the first ever Hallowe’en tour, organised by tour guide Dave Mutter.

Donations of more than £50 boosted the amount raised through tickets sales for the Services’ charity.

More than 400 candles, donated by Beer Village Store, lit the first part of the tour, adding a great atmosphere to the caves, which were decorated with pumpkins, balloons and spiders webs.

A few hidden skeletons by master designer Sue Cronshey, completed the scene.

Dave said: “The event was a great success. The lights were turned on as we ventured deeper and many ghostly stories were told.

“At one point the lights were turned off for a few seconds, letting everyone experience total darkness.

“The children then enjoyed waving glow sticks in the dark and after a smuggling yarn or two, and a little bat spotting, we all emerged safe and sound after a great Hallowe’en experience.”

He thanked Beer Post Office for providing hydrogen filled balloons and staff for giving their time free.

“They looked great in their outfits, including Beer Quarry Caves manager John Scott, helped by grandson Scott, Pat Farrell – witch and sweet distributor – Jan Smith, Yvonne Bedford and Gill Day, makeup lady.”

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