Sisters transform Portsmouth garage into spooky Halloween walk-through

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CHILDREN will be able to enjoy a spooky treat today as two sisters transformed a garage into a haunted walk-through.

With spiders dangling from the ceiling, wicked witches brewing at their cauldron and dark corners full of frightening things, Tracey Cummings and Jackie Hughes have gone all out for Halloween.

Some of the spooky creations made by Tracey Cummings and her sister Jackie Hughes. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Some of the spooky creations made by Tracey Cummings and her sister Jackie Hughes. Picture: Habibur Rahman

The pair, from Portsmouth, spent the whole year creating the scary characters which make up the main feature of their Ghastly Garage.

They are now inviting youngsters brave enough to give them a visit as part of their trick-or-treating this evening.

Tracey, from Copnor, said: ‘Last year I put up a few bits in the garage and the kids loved it.

‘It was shared on Facebook and we had quite a lot of interest. One child asked his mum to bring him from Waterlooville and then he was too scared to come in.

Tracey Cummings and her sister Jackie Hughes. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Tracey Cummings and her sister Jackie Hughes. Picture: Habibur Rahman

‘Me and Jackie love arts and crafts though and thought Halloween was the perfect excuse for us to be creative .

‘We have transformed the garage into somewhere children can walk through and enjoy. It is just something extra for when they go trick-or-treating.

‘It has taken since the beginning of September to put it all together.’

Tracey and Jackie have made models from paper mache as well as scary scenery from building materials and paints. They hardly bought anything, wanting to make it all themselves.

Jackie helped paint the faces of the witches – the part of the walk-through the sisters like the most.

‘We are proud of the witches and the cauldron,’ Jackie, from Cosham, added.

‘It is good to see it all up and ready for Halloween. It is a shame it is just for one night but we think the children will really love it.’

The garage is located on Chelmsford Road, next to its junction with Stubbington Avenue.