A popular park will be filled with models and recreations of a famous historical villain.

The ninth edition of the Guy Fawkes Trail will be returning to Halstead Public Gardens on Sunday, November 4.

Residents and businesses across the town are invited to make their own model of Guy Fawkes, whose failed attempts to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605 is still remembered today.

All Guys will be stationed around the gardens to allow visitors to follow a trail laid out by organisers. Members of the public will be able to take part in the trail between 10am and 3pm.

While some of the Guys will be easily visible, the more devious ones will be hidden away so all participants will need to keep a watchful eye out to make sure they don’t miss an entry.

Previous years have seen an average of 15 Guys submitted to the trail, but organisers Friends of Halstead Public Gardens are appealing to more members of the the public to get involved.

They say they want this year’s trail to be the biggest and best one yet.

A spokesman said: “Please help us to create an even bigger event this year involving the whole community.

“Some local groups have already signed up and are making a Guy to display in the park – all in various guises.

“However, to make a really impressive display it would be fantastic if as many Halstead residents, groups and clubs as possible could take part and make a real spectacle.

“All you need to do is make a Guy in the traditional way and bring him/her along.

“You can give your Guy a character, reading the paper, fishing, bird spotting and so on, and then place him/her in the park.”

All Guys being displayed must be labelled with its creators name and brought to the park by 9.30am at the latest.

All entries can be collected after 3pm.

Entry to the trail is free and there are child friendly activities offering certificates and sweet treats.

To find out more information or to register your own model of Guy, contact Linda Hilton on 07936 141592. Alternatively you can email linda.hilton@outlook.com.