Oswestry takes to the Streets

Oswestry takes to the Streets

The streets of Oswestry will be buzzing on July 31st when the town’s traders put on a shopping experience not to be missed. This will be an event for the whole family to enjoy in a celebration of the diversity and strength of all that Oswestry has to offer in terms of retail, art, heritage and culture.

Wendy Unwin from Oswestry Traders Group, the organisers, said ‘we are really looking forward to the first ‘Take to the streets’ event which promises a fantastic day out. The Ironworks are providing an eclectic array of acoustic musicians playing throughout the day on The Cross and The Bailey Head, and local musician and session drummer Gary Lewis (Abbo) will be playing on Festival Square. Trains will be running on the heritage railway, and there will be 'art on the railings' by local artists. The town traders will also be putting on events with fancy dress parades, bicycle-powered smoothie making, fashion shows, pirate parties, cooking demonstrations and many more exciting events for young and old alike’.

Shops will be decorated with rainbow bunting and visitors will be encouraged to follow the yellow brick road and ‘spot the mistakes’ in traders windows to win a £100 shopping voucher, and loads more fabulous prizes kindly donated by local traders and businesses.

There will be street stalls on Cross Street and Festival square showcasing some of Oswestry’s hidden traders, and a business advice stall with all the information required to start your own shop or trade in Oswestry, including all the latest empty shop particulars.

For those of you who are interested in the stories behind some of our independent traders then log into http://www.vimeo.com/user4207221 and sit back and enjoy four three-minute films put together by Peter Lloyd of Trinity Residents Association.

It is hoped that the ‘Take to the streets’ event will help to promote Oswestry as an attractive shopping and tourist destination, and show off what makes this market town so special - the town centre businesses and the local community! So why not 'Speak with your feet, and take to the streets' July 31st Oswestry Town Centre from 10am.

Date Posted: 26th July 2010

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