Borderland Rotary members helped with the finale of the Love Oswestry Festival, handling traffic control by the TSB Bank and then at the passage by Wetherspoons as the children streamed from Red Square carrying their lanterns aloft in to the park which was, by then, cloaked in darkness.

Chris Bryan-Smith from Borderland Rotary said, “It was a wonderful sight as the parade, led by the mayor, Cllr Jay Moore beating out the rhythm on his drum, wended its way around Cae Glas Park, past the bowling green and out onto Willow Street.”

Sam Jones from Love Oswestry, who organised the day-long event said, “It’s been such hard work but hopefully, totally worth it. We’ve been helped by so many people and organisations but I must mention Bridie and the team at Design in Mind as they have facilitated the making of the lanterns – and weren’t they great? I think the festival is now firmly on the events calendar in Oswestry.”

Pictured Left to right: Poppy King & Alfie, Sam Jones (Love Oswestry) Cllr Jay Moore (Mayor) and Chris Bryan-Smith, Justin Soper, Sherie Soper and Veronica Bryan-Smith from Borderland Rotary Club.