PRIZES have been presented to the winners of the first Otley Story Walk.

Otley Writers held the event between August 16 and August 30. Designed as a fun way of promoting literature, the story walk saw new tales and poems displayed in the windows of town centre businesses.

Adults were challenged to answer literary-focused questions at each ‘story point’ while children were asked to spot and record specific things. A prize-giving ceremony was held at Just Books on Saturday, October 12 when Trevor Backhouse - representing Otley Chamber of Trade - and Town Mayor Peter Jackson presented prizes that had been donated by Otley Chamber, Otley BID and Otley Writers.

An Otley Writers spokesperson said: “We are always looking for new members and maybe this will encourage some of the youngsters to write and take a greater interest in books and writing.”

Reference: Wharfedale Observer