A TEA towel celebrating Stroud’s distinctive culture and special sense of character has been designed by a 14-year-old boy and his two sisters.

With help from mum Claudia, the enterprising Western O’Neill children made a list of all the things they loved about their town and used it to form the word ‘Stroud’, which they then had printed in dark green lettering on the light cream cotton towels.

Louis Western O’Neill and his two sisters Esmee, 10, and Maya 7, included words which saluted Stroud’s history of environmentalism and protest, as well as the names of popular businesses, cafés and eateries in the town.

In total, the tea towel pays homage to more than 200 of Stroud’s unique qualities and attractions, and it has already proved popular with customers at the Stroudco Food Hub, where it is on sale.

The hub, which is a not-for-profit grocery offering a wide range of locally-produced food and drink, is open every Saturday between 11am and 1pm at Stroud Valley Community School in Castle Street.

For more information about Stroudco Food Hub go to: www.stroudco.org.uk