10th Jul, 2020

Shoppers can take a walk down memory lane at Touchwood this summer

Sarah Mason 30th Jul, 2019

SHOPPERS can take a walk down memory lane at Touchwood this summer as the centre takes part in the ‘Postcard from Solihull’ event.

The shopping centre has teamed up with Solihull BID, The Core and Solihull Council for the project which aims to bring back memories about the bygone days of the borough.

Throughout August there will be a sofa in Poplar Arcade where shoppers can pick up a vintage-looking phone to hear Silhillians muse on Solihull’s past.

Along Manor Walk there is an art installation of floor vinyls replicating the old high street, and the chance to fill in memories of the town on a postcard at the information desk.

As part of the event, there is the chance to follow a trail around the town centre to experience what the area was like as far back as the early 20th century.

A guided tour through the heart of Solihull ‘village’ will also be taking place, transporting participants back in time for an hour-long walk.

The Core is set to host an array of old fashioned games for all to enjoy including ‘Cuckoo in the Nest’, where participants are encouraged to follow a trail to find items in shop windows which don’t belong there.

Lucy Burnett, marketing manager at Touchwood, said: “We’re delighted to be participating in this touching project and going back in time with the rest of the local community. Solihull has such a rich heritage, so it’s really exciting to be able to share the town’s history with our guests.

“Make sure you stir up those nostalgic thoughts this August and note down your memories on the postcards at the information desk, we are really looking forward to reading them.”

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