The Funky Frankwell Project originated in an informal group of local businesses organised by Rosie Piesse, owner of “Rosie’s Emporium”. There were no grants applied for and the site is editorially independent. The costs of the site being built, the video, photography and social media campaigns were raised via a Crowdfunder. We are delighted that so many people contributed with cash, cake, coffee, great word of mouth and generally putting in the hard yards. Here, in alphabetical order is the full list of sponsors and supporters..

AliOli y Tu

The perfect choice for snacking, sharing and chatting. Authentic and delicious tapas served in our lively and welcoming Spanish restaurant.Find us at our new venue on the Welsh Bridge or pop in for lunch at the Market Hall.

Facebook: AleOli y Tu


A professional and cutting edge beauty clinic providing laser, fat loss treatments and injectables and lots of other things in between. We aspire to boost our clients’ confidence offering treatments that produce lasting results. Aesthetics is owned and run by a registered nurse, so safety and professionalism is at the heart of everything we do.


The Boathouse

One of Shrewsbury’s most loved historic pubs. Its stunning location on the banks of the River Severn allows it magnificent views of the river and the Quarry park.

Renowned for its sun drenched terrace and extensive beer garden, it’s the perfect place to watch the boats and ducks go by. In the winter the log fire is always lit and hearty grills, roasts and delicious desserts and puddings are served in the oak beamed interiors.


Ye Olde Bucks Head

Ye Olde Bucks Head Inn is a 17th Century Coaching Inn. You’ll find us nestled between Darwin’s Birthplace and Shrewsbury’s new Theatre Severn. We provide comfortable bed and breakfast rooms, good food and a selection of fine ales, whiskies and wines served in our traditional English pub.



Come, relax and be pampered! A bespoke, independently owned salon offering a personalised service in natural hair treatments and styling at prices that won’t break the bank. We also offer beauty treatments including, Nails, Waxing & Eyelash extensions.


Darwin Community Centre

A great venue for all events, party’s and private hire. Over 2 floors with capacity of 180 people. Fully licensed Bar and outside terrace and courtyard.

Facebook: Darwin Community Centre, Frankwell

Frankwell Computers

Comprehensive IT services for homes and businesses. Having problems with your office IT system or computer not working? With more than 25 years experience in the industry we deliver a comprehensive range of professional IT services for PCs, laptops and tablets. We also sell a wide range of new and refurbished technology.


Hatchers Solicitors LLP

Known for the very best legal service for businesses and individuals, at a fair price to all, delivered by Shropshire’s most inspired team. At Hatchers Solicitors we take great care to understand the needs of our clients and offer an exceptional level of attention to detail and customer care.


In Good Hands

Relax, Unwind, Rejuvenate. A health and well being centre specialising in a range of therapeutic and restorative massage for all ages and conditions. Visit us and leave with a spring in your step!



Helter Skelter Studios

Innovative and original visual story-tellers. Specialising in high quality factual films and 360 VR immersive video, photography, web site design & social media campaigns. Clients come from the business, charity, education and broadcast sectors.


La Bonne Parisienne

Mouthwatering continental bakes straight from the oven from Shrewsbury’s most talented artisan baker. Deliveries from oven to door in Frankwell, Oxon, Copthorne, Radbrook, Meole Village and Belle Vue and a few selected retail outlets.


La Mer Rouge

A charming, intimate seafood restaurant producing high quality cuisine.Simple, stylish decor with a menu that changes depending on what’s fresh and in season.Outstanding, delicious dishes inspired by recipes from around the world.

Facebook: La Mer Rouge

Life and Death Tattoos

We specialise in all kinds of different tattoos from traditional, portraiture & realism to full body pieces & just plain weird stuff. If you have an idea that’s different & original – we are interested!


The Olive Tree

An independent, family run restaurant serving delicious Mediterranean tapas. A relaxed dining experience for foodies who love to chat. In the summer we offer El Fresco dining in our stunning patio garden with its whitewashed walls and draping vines.


The Pour House

Coffee house by day, cocktail bar by night. An independently owned stylish venue to relax and enjoy a coffee or killer shake with the family. Or once the clock strikes six – meet friends in the evening for quality cocktails, attentive personal service and a vibrant and varied live music programme.


Rock Rose Digital

Calling all freelancers, start-ups and sole traders! We offer Social Media Management, Consultancy, Workshops & Copy Writing. Rock Rose Digital helps heart-centered, purpose driven businesses with a passion for people make a positive impact online. Creating loyal communities and putting you on the digital map.


Rosie’s Emporium – The Grocery

A grocery shop for the more eco-conscious. Selling delicious local produce, zero-waste meal bags and organic fresh fruit and vegetables. The shop uses minimal packaging and sells eco cleaning products by refill. You’ll find us in the heart of Frankwell.

Facebook: Rosie’s Emporium- The Grocery


The Shrewsbury Framing Studio

We offer picture framing and custom framing solutions for all types of art, 3D objects, photographs, prints and collectables. Your unique precious items will be framed to suit your vision. Call us for free advice for your bespoke framing or visit our website.



A full service, brand, digital and marketing agency. We’re a passionate team of creative thinkers, technical pros & talented designers working together with our clients to create truly inspiring brands. Take a look at our website for inspiration.


St Georges

A welcoming Anglican based church in the heart of the Frankwell community. There’s lots to get involved with from Baby and Toddler Groups, to Bible Studies to a range of weekly services. Or just pop in and have a chat – the church is usually open and we’re very friendly!


Three Small Rooms

Love interiors then you’ll love Three Small Rooms. A treasure trove of curated one-off designer and vintage finds. A treat for all shoppers with a passion for design. Skilfully up-cycled, reupholstered and repurposed to create stunning individual pieces.

Facebook: Three Small Rooms Handmade Crafts and Art

Tiny Moon

You have the stories, we have the words. We deliver professional copywriting services for digital and print media. If you are struggling to find time to update your business’s social media and web content, or you have great stories to tell but no time to tell them, contact us or meet up in Frankwell and tell us about your project. We’ll buy the coffee!


The Trailhead Bicycle Company

Selling quality bike brands for all ages and abilities. We have over 40 years combined industry knowledge selling specific brands with an in-depth range. We cater for everyone, whether it be sizing up a child’s first bike or preparing a custom built, ready to race, gravity enduro bike. Visit our website or better still come and see us.


Turtle Doves

Specialises in turning pre-loved cashmere jumpers into practical and gorgeously soft new accessories for you, your loved ones and your home. Started a stone’s throw from Frankwell in the heart of Shropshire the business has grown from Kate’s kitchen table to a team of over 50 happy ‘Turtle Dovers’ Our best-selling Turtle Doves gloves are now enjoyed all over the world and have been joined through the years by lots of other lovely recycled cashmere goodies from ponchos to baby booties and hats to throws in a never-ending array of gorgeous colours.


The Wheatsheaf

A proper pub with darts, dominoes, pool table, real ales & in winter a roaring log fire. We are a lively, welcoming local with Sports TV & Pub Quizz nights. We’re also a renowned live music venue. Take a look at our Facebook page for upcoming evenings or better still pop in & say hello 🙂

Facebook: Wheatsheaf Pub Frankwell

Special thanks for their generosity, support & enthusiasm…

The Congregation of St George of Cappadoccia

The Shrewsbury Morris Dancers

Barbara Bates


Katherine Robinson

Judith Heath-Clowes