‘Coronation Live’ in Oswestry

There will be joyous celebrations around the UK and Commonwealth on Saturday 6 May for the Coronation ceremony to mark His Majesty King Charles III’s ascension to the throne. 

The ancient market town of Oswestry in Shropshire will be one of the many UK communities coming together, in the spirit of tradition and pageantry. 

Oswestry Town Council will be live-streaming the Coronation from the stately Westminster Abbey, presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury on a giant screen in the beautiful Cae Glas Park. The park is a site of outstanding beauty, across seven glorious acres, with a bowling green and eye-catching spring bedding displays. 

The event, named ‘Coronation Live’ will feature a traditional-style tea party and is hoping to attract residents of Oswestry and surrounding areas. 

Following the Coronation, there is a whole day of family-fun planned from traditional games, fairground, delicious street food, entertainers including magicians, live music and even some friendly alpacas. 

The event is free: in the hope of encouraging a large turnout from local residents, with a wrist band system at the point of entry. 

Oswestry Town Council though want to highlight the amazing work of local charity Hope House and visitors will be able to donate on the day. 

Hope House run Children’s Hospices for 750 children and their families across Shropshire, Cheshire, North and Mid-Wales. The Oswestry Hope House has capacity for eight bedrooms, with essential access to physiotherapy, music room, sensory space and outdoor space.  

 The Mayor, Councillor Jay Moore explained some of the other Royal-related tree planting,

“Oswestry is proud to be running The Queen’s Green Canopy, an initiative established in honour of the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 2022. We want to both protect our existing native trees and further increase our planting of new trees. We have distributed 500 trees to local residents, as part of a wider agenda to plant 17,000 trees, one for each resident of Oswestry.  

After the very sad passing of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, his Majesty the King, became the new Patron and he has kindly granted an extension to the end of March 2023, in line with the full tree planting season.”

Coronation Live is a brand-new event and if the sun is shining, it would be great to see any many people as possible.

We have plenty of car parks: Central car and Smithfield car park are both near to the park and hold over 500 vehicles. The Horsemarket car park has a newly installed ramp for wheelchair access from Castle Street.”

The event is from 10am until 8pm on Saturday 6 May, keep an eye on the social media below for further developments.

Oswestry’s award-winning indoor markets are open every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, with a street market every Wednesday and Saturday.   

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