A pensioner has set up a popular Halloween attraction in memory of her late husband.

Janet Reed, 80, has been welcoming hundreds of villagers to her home in 32 The Limes, Gosfield, where they have been taking a look round her scary garden which is kitted out with a variety of ghostly models and ornaments.

Ms Reed has been transforming her garden into a Halloween trail in the last week of October for the past five years to remember her husband, Carl, who died in 2013.

The scary garden has become a regular part of the Halloween festivities in Gosfield and has become so popular among residents, it now regularly attracts hundreds of visitors every year.

Ms Reed said: "We have had it absolutely packed solid on previous Halloween. People have been queueing down the street to come and take a look around.

"We have little ones come round in the daytime because it can be quite scary for them. It's been getting bigger and bigger each year. "I do it because my husband was born on October 31 so this is a way of marking it. It all started when I put pumpkins up outside the house to let people know they could knock on the door to get some treats. 

"I then started putting things up in the summer house and it's just grown from there.

"I get help from my neighbours to make sure it is ready each year. It isn't just me that does it, everyone mucks in and helps."

This year's trail took a full day to set up and features a brand new guillotine which has been installed next to a mocked up graveyard.

Though in previous years the trail has helped to raise cash for charities and good causes, Ms Reed and her neighbours say the key motivation is to provide something for their fellow villagers to enjoy.

Gina Smith, who lives opposite Ms Reed and helps run the trail, said: "It gives Janet something to focus on and takes her mind of Carl's birthday. We like to toast him at the end of Halloween night to remember him.

"Janet thinks about it all year long, she's collecting things throughout the year and always planning what to do.

"She works so hard leading up to it. We have all ages turning up and it's become a really good community event. It's lovely she has so many people visit and it helps to make it special."

The trail remains open to visitors throughout the week and all members of the public are welcome.