Audio tours of Shrewsbury downloaded more than 1,000 times helped by ‘floor vinyls’

A floor vinyl in Shrewsbury town centre

The Shrewsbury Stories series was launched during the pandemic by Shrewsbury BID to showcase the town, both to visitors and those who may not be able to visit in person.

The audio tours take the form of podcasts, with local historians sharing quirky stories of the town, and can be downloaded to a smartphone for listening whilst walking around the town or at home.

Large floor vinyls have now been placed where each episode has been recorded, to raise awareness of the series and to direct people while they listen.

Emma Molyneux, of