11:50AM, Monday 28 October 2013
Maidenhead can often seem a little dead on a weekend afternoon but never before has it been inhabited by the undead.
Scores of zombies took to the High Street on Saturday for the town's first zombie walk - a type of Halloween flash mob where people dress-up and turn out in force to surprise the public.
Zombie reincarnations of Elvis, weddings brides and doctors gathered at Maidenhead train station before groaning and stumbling their way to an after party at the Maiden's Head pub in High Street.
One woman walked the route clutching a heart.
The unique event is quickly becoming a worldwide craze, with this year's Brighton zombie walk having to be cancelled over safety concerns after 6,000 petrifying participants turned out in 2012.
Boe Williams, who helped organise Maidenhead's zombie walk alongside Carly Kenny and Vicky Lunt, said: "It was great. There were between 50 and 75 people.
"The reactions were brilliant, a lot of the locals were looking around and people were coming out of shops to take video and the kids loved it too.
"Some people went over and above with their outfits.
"I've done the zombie walk in Brighton for the last three years and we thought it would be something to get everyone involved," added the 25-year-old.
"We didn't know what the turn out would be but it was a brilliant response.
"When you're doing something like that with so many people, the spirit catches on and people join in. Hopefully it is something that can really grow."
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