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Happy Halloween!

31st October 2014

Simon Grundy in the morning

Here’s what you missed........

I gave a little Halloween History lesson this morning; Did you know that it falls on the evening before “All Hallows’ Day” (1st Nov) and has origins in an ancient Celtic festival which celebrates the end of the harvest season. The Celtics believed that on 31st October, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead would overlap and the deceased would come back to life wreaking havoc and damaging their crops. In order to appease the dead, the Celtics would wear masks and costumes in an attempt to mimic them. Apparently, the tradition of trick or treating has evolved from the middle ages when the poor would go door to door on Hallows’ Day begging for food. I suppose that nowadays it’s just an excuse to get dressed up, eat loads of sweets and have a party.

All morning we’ve been asking you to tell us your favourite scary movie with a chance of winning it on DVD. Loads of you got in touch with classic horrors such as ‘Carrie’ and ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ but there were a few that even I’m too scared to watch. The random winner was David Clark who will now have a copy of ‘Sinister’ on its way to him. Simon was pleased that it only cost £3 on Amazon.....such a cheap skate.

If you missed it this morning, Wes Saunders was on the show talking about his daughter Lola who’s representing the North East on the X Factor. He was absolutely lovely and is ridiculously proud of his daughter. He told us what song she’s singing on tomorrows 'Fright Night' show.......but we can’t tell you!!!!

Hope you all have a fun filled Halloween and don’t forget to tune in on Monday when we’ll be playing ‘Whistle while you work’, a new game giving you the chance to win tickets to the Christmas panto this year at the Empire Theatre.



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