Spiders, pussy cats and PNE badges – readers of the Lancashire Evening Post really got into the spirit this Halloween.
Not content with simply giving their pumpkins a freaky face, people across the county have stepped up their game in carving ghoulish creations to celebrate All Hallows’ Eve.
The smashing pumpkins have taken on a variety of forms, including computer game and movie favourites like ghosts from the Mario games, Minions from Despicable Me and The Nightmare Before Christmas’ Oogie Boogie Man.
Traditional witches’ cats, skeletons and spiders continued to be popular.
However, others would rather the Halloween decorations be done away with for another year.
One man, who does not wish to be named, complained to the LEP about a decoration at a Preston pub.
The man, who had recently spent three days in the Royal Preston Hospital after trying to take his own life, was dismayed to see a hanging effigy suspended outside the Ships and Giggles pub, on Fylde Road, just two hours after being discharged.
He said: “To see that just two hours after leaving the mental health team is absolutely ludicrous.
“After three days in hospital it was disgusting to see something like that, it’s beyond disgusting.
“The people at the pub clearly don’t have a clue what people like myself are going through.”
Club and pub owner Andy Mac, who runs Ships and Giggles, said: “The last thing we would want to do is offend anyone.
“I saw it first thing on Thursday morning and have seen people laughing and taking photos of it in the spirit of Halloween, but as soon as I found the decoration was upsetting someone, the decision was taken to remove it.
“I’d like to apologise to anyone who found it offensive as we didn’t mean any harm by it.”