Terrifying tale Tilly Reid-reading her winning ghost story to Rodney Prosper general manager of The Ivy Harrogate

Harrogate school girl’s terrifying tale story competition

25 October 2018

A spooktacular story of ghouls and zombies by an 11-year-old school pupil has won The Ivy Harrogate’s ghost story writing competition.

Tilly Reid, a year six pupil at Brackenfield School in Harrogate, used her bewitching writing skills to craft The Long Fingered Man – a short story about a ghoulish monster that lives in a family’s basement.

In celebration of Halloween, The Ivy Harrogate invited children from years five and six at the school to submit their terrifying tales, from which Rodney Prosper, General Manager at the restaurant, chose Tilly as the winner. Tilly won a family dinner at The Ivy Harrogate, as well as tickets to Harrogate Theatre’s Jack and the Beanstalk.


Tilly Reid with Brackenfield School-Headteacher Nicola Matthews and Rodney Prosper general manager


Rodney Prosper, General Manager at The Ivy Harrogate, said:

We were extremely impressed with all submissions and felt each story was written to a very high standard.

We’d like to thank Brackenfield Primary School and its students for taking part in our competition and we hope this helped get children into the Halloween spirit this year.


Trick or treat Children from Brackenfield School enjoy sweet Halloween treats.


In further celebration of All’ Hallows Eve, The Ivy Harrogate’s entrance, doorway and terrace have been transformed into a spooky spectacular for guests and families to enjoy for one-week-only – from Wednesday 24th to Wednesday 31st October – complete with cobwebs, skulls, spiders and more.



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