Business piping up at Royston musical town trail
PUBLISHED: 10:58 05 July 2016 | UPDATED: 10:58 05 July 2016
It was time to face the music on Saturday, as children tasked with finding musical instruments visited a range of shops in Royston as part of the latest town trail.
There were also plenty of craft activities, with face painting and glitter tattoos – and every child that completed the trail was awarded with a prize at the Royston First event.
Royston First hosts a number of trails to encourage families to shop in the town throughout the year, including an Easter trail, pirate trail and Christmas trail.
No.3 Royston owner Laura Whitford, whose Melbourn Street shop was featured as part of the trail, said: “The music trail was great fun and we transformed our window into a musician’s haven with lots of themed hand-crafted creations.
“We even included a handmade leather guitar strap on the instrument that the children had to find, which took pride of place.”
Laura will be hosting Royston Craft Fair on Saturday in Royston Town Hall between 10am and 3pm, before heading to Fish Hill Square for live music at this year’s Royston Summer Soul to the Square event.
Town manager Geraint Burnell, speaking on behalf of the Royston First organisation, said: “This was our second attempt at a music trail. It seems likely that we are on the right track as the number of completed forms received was up 50 per cent on last year. The staff at HQ were certainly kept busy delivering more than 60 drums and well over 100 tattoos. We would estimate that the event attracted well in excess of 300 people to the town centre on Saturday. On behalf of the businesses I’d like to say we hoped they enjoyed themselves and that they’ll come back soon. Our thanks to Retail Revival for once again staging a successful event. We would also like to express our appreciation to the dozen retailers who made space in their windows for the instruments.”