Leek United Heritage Town Trail

The Leek United Heritage Town Trail (& competition) will take place from 10am until 4pm on Saturday 25 Sept at this year’s Ginger and Spice Festival.

The event is free of charge for all festival goers to take part in, and is dedicated to exploring the town’s rich culinary heritage and history.

Families are invited to meander through the streets of Market Drayton to enjoy a free of charge self-guided heritage trail & contest, featuring Humphrey the camel – the Leek United Building Society mascot.

The trail includes visiting buildings and places of historical significance (church, museum, etc) with a fun and educational heritage quiz for the little ones. At each participating premises, or trail stop, children must collect the names of Humphrey’s gingerbread friends they meet along the way, and adults must answer a heritage question in order to qualify for the entering the free prize draw!

Also there is a contest in the town’s shop windows where families pick the ‘best dressed Gingerbread person’, decorated by the local businesses and community to a theme set by the festival organisers!’

The family focused trail will take participants on a culinary journey of discovery around the town of Market Drayton, and will include interesting food and drink related facts as well as historical information about the food/drink heritage of the town. Under strict Covid regulations, there will also be opportunities for sampling and tasting in the local shops, cafes and pubs who are also taking part in the trail.

How to take part…

Go to The Leek United Building Society Stall on the High Street (outside their company premises) on Sat 25 September from 10am to pick up your trail leaflet!

With grateful thanks to the Leek United Building Society for their ongoing partnership and support with this event.