Spooky times

DRESSED UP Nikki Smithard as a witch at Fort Nelson with, from left, Cameron Anthony, his brotherJames and Alex Backhouse
DRESSED UP Nikki Smithard as a witch at Fort Nelson with, from left, Cameron Anthony, his brotherJames and Alex Backhouse
The fragment from the Union Jack believed to have flown on board HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. Credit: Sotheby's

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THERE was a Halloween theme at Fort Nelson as hundreds of children crammed into the site during half-term.

More than 500 children visited to take part in Halloween activities including balloon modelling, spooky face painting, puppets, pumpkin trails and craft activities.

There was a story-telling session which took place in the underground tunnels at the Victorian fort near Fareham.

A Royal Armouries spokeswoman said: ‘There were popular activities in a historic setting.

‘Hopefully they picked up a bit of history along the way.

‘The children had a marvellous time.

‘Five-hundred people is a good figure to have turned up on a weekday so we are pleased.’