Philip Astley Town Trail

Newcastle-under-Lyme BID have teamed up with Creative Art North Staffordshire to create a Philip Astley Town Trail Map that tells you about the life of Philip Astley, Father of the Modern Circus.

The trail uses window vinyls placed at specific locations around the town and combines art from Creative Art North Staffs with artwork by local Newcastle College students.

You can opt to take one or both trails, the second being a trail of historic and cultural sites linked with Philip Astley and his life.

Pick up your maps for each of the trail from the Newcastle MADE Shop on Lancaster Building on the High Street. Good Luck and Enjoy!

The Town Trail has been supported by Lottery players through the Heritage Lottery Fund. 

 

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