Businesses, shops and organisations are being encouraged to get involved in the first Wellington Boot Walking Trail to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.
Organisers Point Three and Wellington in Bloom hope that venues around the town will help to mark the event by getting involved in the trail and placing a commemorative Wellington Boot sign or planter in or outside their premises.
The aim is to have the Wellington Boot signs and planters distributed in various places around the town for people to find to attract visitors to the town and increase footfall during the summer months.
Point Three director Peter Watts said: “We hope to emulate the success of the Dragon Trail around Taunton Deane while marking this important 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.
“The Wellington Boot planters and signs are of the traditional boot actually worn by the Duke of Wellington who was famous for the defeat of Napoleon in 1815.”
The trail is due to be launched at the end of the month for the May half term holiday and run throughout the summer months.
Those wishing to take part are being asked for sponsorship of £25 for a sign and £45 for a planter. The sponsor’s name and a number will be attached to the front of these and will also feature on the walking trail booklets as well as other publicity.
Anybody who would like a sign or planter is asked to contact Peter Watts on 07761 485657 or email firstname.lastname@example.org