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Join the kids' book characters trail

Friday 12 August 2022

Children and families are being encouraged to visit the town centre from tomorrow (Staurday 13th August) as the town council stage a childrens' book character trail.

Working with the Secret Society of Hertford Crafters, the town council are running the trail from Saturday 13th August until  Saturday 27th August. 

Children's book inspired knitted characters have been created by SSOHC and will be hiding in  participating shop windows around the town centre.  

To take part in the trail, families should visit Hertford Town and Tourist Information Centre to pick up a  trail map from the leaflet holder. Alternatively, the trail map can be downloaded from  www.gohertford.co.uk 

Children will need to locate the book crafted characters hidden within businesses taking part around  the town. 

Once they have completed the trail, they can submit their completed form through the letter box at the  Town and Tourist Information Centre, The Wash for a chance to win a £30, £20 or £10 gift voucher to  spend at a Hertford retailer. 

The trail has been created to encourage local residents and visitors to the town to explore Hertford  town centre, and discover the wide range of independent and national retailers. 

Chairman of Hertford Town Council's Development and Leisure Committee, Cllr Jane Sartin, said:  "Hunting down the fantastic creations by the Secret Society of Hertford Crafters will be a great summer  holiday activity. It will also encourage people of all ages to explore all that Hertford town centre has to  offer."

The Secret Society of Hertford Crafters said: "SSOHC (Secret Society of Hertford Crafters) is very happy to have provided 28 crafted characters  from Children's Books for Hertford Town Council's Summer Trail. Characters include Harry Potter,  The Gruffalo, Paddington Bear with the Queen and Mr Bump from the Mr Men.  After the trail finishes the characters will be auctioned off to raise money for SSOHC to enable them  to fund future projects. The link to the auction is www.jumblebee.co.uk/childrensbookcharacters".

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