At 12.00pm on Sunday the 7th of May 2023, the Mayor of Oswestry, Councillor Jay Moore, will unveil a Coronation Plaque at the Guildhall, Oswestry to commemorate the forthcoming Coronation of King Charles III.

The initiative has been developed by the Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Anna Turner who would like to ensure that all parts of the county of Shropshire commemorate the historic event by having a Coronation Plaque displayed in each town.

The Lord-Lieutenant is requesting that all Mayors of Shropshire take part in the marking of this once in a generation event, by installing the Coronation Plaque in a public place.

The Oswestry Coronation Plaque will be unveiled by the Mayor of Oswestry, Councillor Jay Moore and alongside him will be the Deputy Lieutenant of Shropshire, Veronica LillisThe people of Oswestry are invited to attend the short ceremony and are asked to gather at the front of the Guildhall.

The Coronation Plaque has been produced by the British Ironworks Centre, near Oswestry on behalf of the Lord-Lieutenant and has been provided to Oswestry free of charge.

Following the plaque unveiling, The Mayor and the Deputy Lieutenant will walk to Cae Glas Park and plant an oak tree in the park and the Mayor extends a warm welcome to everyone to join them.

The Mayor of Oswestry, Councillor Jay Moore said, “The civic year began with the celebrations of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. I represented our town during Operation London Bridge following the passing of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, and this will be my final duty as Mayor. It has been an honour to represent Oswestry and carry out my duties as Mayor during this this historic time.”

The Deputy Lieutenant of Shropshire, Veronica Lillis added, “I am delighted and honoured to represent the Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Anna Turner, to watch the unveiling of the plaque. What an amazing, community-spirited, and generous initiative by the British Ironworks Centre and an excellent way of marking such an important royal event.”