OWNERS of a comic book shop coming to Oswestry are looking forward to opening at their new premises next week.

Time Invaders, formerly known as House of Jumble and The Comic Vault in Shrewsbury, is moving to Cross Street in the building previous occupied by Baby Bird Café.

Married pair Kate Diamond and Glenn Purvis will be bringing their comic book and games business to town.

With thousands of books in stock and retro games machines, the pair have created a unique environment to suit all comic-fanatics.

They will also be opening a café inside the new building in Oswestry, as well as a community room for board game workshops and birthday parties.

Kate said she is looking forward to the opening, which is set to take place on Saturday, January 25.

“We will continue to sell retro and modern comics and annuals, and we also sell collectable sci-fi models and we have a retro arcade,” she said.

“The machines have around 600 games on most of them, running right back through to the 70s and 80s.

“The comics we stock go right back to the turn of the 19th century, so we cater right back through the years.

“Our clientele ranges from as old as 101-years-old to as young as just six days old.

“A family came in looking for a little Deadpool teddy for the six-day old baby – so we really do cater for a wide variety of people.

“I think there is an entertainment and relaxation aspect involved with the things we offer.”

She said the old comics give people the chance to re-live their youth and bring back some memories from years ago.

She added: “We have a lot of people who come into our shop and regain their memories really – it’s like a blast from the past for them.

“People will come in an pick up a comic they remember from their youth and it’s great for them to be able to go back in time so to speak.

“Lots of people who come here end up leaving with a smile on their face, and that cheers us up more than anything else.”

Glenn said the same, adding: “I’d say what we offer is quite unique, I don’t think there are many places similar to ours.

“A lot of people ask for more specialised comics sometimes which we might not stock, but we can usually find them – in total, we stock around 20,000 comics.

“Another thing we do is donate comics to the Alzheimer’s Society, because like we said it can bring back memories, so it can be quite good for that.

“We also used to work with schools; the children would come in and take a ruck of comics to have a look at.”

He said the pair will look at welcoming celebrities to the new site for book signings.