The Cross Old & New
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The blend of the old with the new is part of Stroud's charm and is evident in the thriving arts and crafts tradition.

The "Made in Stroud" local crafts shop and other retailers, sell all types of ethnic goods and subscribe to Stroud becoming a "Fair Trade" town. Stroud's strength of feeling for Green issues is reflected in the Organic and Natural health shops, clinics and restaurants that abound.

The partnership between retailers and the Town management is clearly thriving, as initiatives like the pedestrianisation of the High street invites safe and happy shopping.

From January 2016, this website is managed by Stroud Local History Society