By Lucy Todman
A mountaintop is said to be one of the most romantic places in the world to pop the question.
But for one Shrewsbury man the rooftop of the town’s Market Hall was the perfect setting to get down on one knee and propose to his girlfriend.
And traders and staff from the Market Hall, where the couple are frequent customers, helped to create a romantic scene by setting up a table and chairs on the roof complete with flowers and champagne on ice.
James Hinch kept his plans top secret from girlfriend Sandra Phillips whom he lured to the market with the ruse of going to The Quarry Park for an evening picnic.
As they passed the Market Hall building, in Claremont Street, he suggested they pop inside where they were whisked up to the rooftop in a lift by market supervisor Kevin Goss.
“I don’t know where the idea came from to use the roof. It just popped into my head,” said James, 35.
“We moved to Shrewsbury from Dublin three-and-a-half years ago and fell in love with the market straight away.
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