Declaration of Independence

Courtyard Mews,Brackley Independent Retailers Month.Local artists at Rowans Gallery,from the left,Paul Smith,wood artist,Sally Eaton of Rowans Gallery,Beth Paton,jewellery and accessories and Emily Brady,artist.'110710M-B336
Courtyard Mews,Brackley Independent Retailers Month.Local artists at Rowans Gallery,from the left,Paul Smith,wood artist,Sally Eaton of Rowans Gallery,Beth Paton,jewellery and accessories and Emily Brady,artist.'110710M-B336

RETAILERS acted on their own this month as the held a series of events to mark Independent Retailers Month.

On Sunday, July 10 the Brackley Courtyard Mews was filled with the sound of the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and the Chatanogo Choo Choo thanks to the 1940s harmony trio the Sasparillas.

Courtyard Mews,Brackley Independent Retailers Month.Entertainment from The Sasparillas.'110710M-B355

Courtyard Mews,Brackley Independent Retailers Month.Entertainment from The Sasparillas.'110710M-B355

Artists from the Rowans Gallery gave demonstrations for ceramic, painting, jewellery and woods crafts alongside barbecue from Rachels Farm Shop.

Jan Dean of Brackley Information Bureau said: “It was a very boyant day, we had bucks fizz and nibbles on the go, and with the Sasparillas we had a really good time.

“But it was really to raise awareness of the high street and what’s available and I think people are waking up to the fact they do need to support their high street.”

Retailers also held a Happy Shopping discount hour and people have until July 30 to a take part in free prize draw.

Courtyard Mews,Brackley Independent Retailers Month.Sign.'110710M-B371

Courtyard Mews,Brackley Independent Retailers Month.Sign.'110710M-B371