Fun day for hospital’s 100th birthday

The world famous Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a family fun day.

On Saturday, August 7 the orthopaedic hospital at Gobowen, near Oswestry, is hosting Festival on the Field.

The event will feature live music, food, drink and craft stalls, and a kids’ zone with plenty of fun activities. The event also marks 60 years of The League of Friends of the hospital.

Organisers are encouraging locals to join them in celebrating these momentous milestones, as well as honouring the work of frontline NHS staff.

Activities for children will include a 40ft inflatable obstacle course, traditional fairground stalls, giant sandpit, archery, photo booth, face painting and a small animal petting area. Independent businesses will also be on site selling street food and drinks. The event will continue in to the night with a swinging ’60s themed disco.

Shropshire Festivals has been enlisted to help organise the event. Beth Heath from the award-winning events company said, “We’re thrilled to be involved with Festival on the Field. Bringing fun to families is our speciality.

“Gobowen is a hospital that has touched the lives of so many local people. We probably all know someone who has benefitted from their world-class patient care. I really hope friends and family can join us to celebrate reaching 100 years and to show our appreciation to the NHS staff there.

“If any more businesses would like to exhibit at the festival we would love to hear from them. It is fantastic to finally be able to deliver a festival of fun again!”

Festival on the Field will take place on August 7 from 11am to 10pm. Tickets are £5 (£2.50 for children).  Visit

CAPTION: Fund for all the family is on offer at Festival on the Field.


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