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Halloween for all your littlehorrors; Go - Zone.

IF YOU thought Trick or Treat was unusual, take a look the way our ancestors celebrated the occasion!

In Glamorgan, boys dressed themselves in womens clothes and girls in mens clothing before wandering from house to house. A similar custom has been recorded in Montgomeryshire; men went about on this night assuming the dress and character of an old man or woman they were called gwrachod that is hags or witches.

Others used to dress themselves in sheeps skins and old ragged clothes and mask their faces going about the houses and streets on Halloween.

Take a look at what will be going on in Wales over the Halloween period:

Halloween party at wildfowl and wetlands Trust, Llwynhendy, Carmarthenshire, on 27 October call 01554 741087 for more details.

Childrens Halloween workshops at Cadicot Castle and Country Park on 27 October Halloween Happenings at Ty Mawr Country Park, Wrexham on 27 October 01978 822780 Halloween Hootings at Erddig Hall, Wrexham 0n 28 October. A witches and wizard weekend will take place at Aberdulais Falls, Neath Port Talbot.

Call 01639 636674.

The Legionary Museum will be hosting Roman Horror on the 31 October, call 01633 423134.

You can follow a Halloween Trail on the Brecon Mountain railway on October 31.

Ghost Tours will be held at Llancaiach Fawr Manor.

The Gower Heritage Centre will be hosting a Halloween party on the 31 October for more details contact 01792 371206
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Publication:Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Oct 21, 2001
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