Business piping up at Royston musical town trail

PUBLISHED: 10:58 05 July 2016 | UPDATED: 10:58 05 July 2016

Ronnie, 2 and Phoebe Rogers, 5 on the Royston Musical Trail

Ronnie, 2 and Phoebe Rogers, 5 on the Royston Musical Trail

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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.

Jess Woods, 10, has her face paintedJess Woods, 10, has her face painted

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.

Amelia, 6 and Thomas, 4 on the Royston Musical TrailAmelia, 6 and Thomas, 4 on the Royston Musical Trail

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.

Cameron Woods, 12, Alfie Shipp, 4 and Jess Woods, 10 on the Royston Musical TrailCameron Woods, 12, Alfie Shipp, 4 and Jess Woods, 10 on the Royston Musical 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.

Angela Linwood, Alfie Ireland, 4 and Emma Linwood on the Royston Musical TrailAngela Linwood, Alfie Ireland, 4 and Emma Linwood on the Royston Musical Trail

“We even included a handmade leather guitar strap on the instrument that the children had to find, which took pride of place.”

Harry, 7 and James Russell, 5, on the Royston Musical TrailHarry, 7 and James Russell, 5, on the Royston Musical Trail

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.

Phoebe Rogers, 5 has a go at making a drumPhoebe Rogers, 5 has a go at making a drum

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.”

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