Plans are in motion to turn Oswestry's own love story into a £10 million Hollywood hit.

Letters exchanged between Gilbert Bradley, who was based at Park Hall training camp, and Gordon Bowsher during World War Two hit the headlines after Oswestry Town Museum volunteer Mark Hignett uncovered over 300 letters from the pair.

Now a film producer is currently raising funds to turn the love story into a film, of which the majority would be filmed in Oswestry and the surrounding areas.

The producer visited Oswestry last week to meet with Mr Hignett and read the letters which had such an impact, he decided they'd be perfect to turn into a blockbuster film.

"He visited for two days and stayed in the Wynnstay Hotel," said Mr Hignett.

"He was insistent on coming. We'd been emailing back and forth and he said he wanted to visit Oswestry - two days later he had flown over from Los Angeles and was here.

"He met the mayor Vince Hunt and mayoress Amber, as well as town council clerk Dave Preston.

"He spent Thursday afternoon and all day Friday reading the letters and he was overwhelmed."

Mr Hignett found the letters on eBay after searching for any items with links to Oswestry.

After buying the first three, he was intrigued by the love story and snapped up more letters that were for sale until he eventually had over 300 letters written between the pair.

The museum volunteer also bought letters that were written from the soldiers to their families and friends, taking the total amount of letters up to 1,000.

"Because we have so many letters between Gilbert and Gordon and their friends and families, so little has to be made up. It's a love story that also gives people an understanding of what it was like for them," continued Mr Hignett.

"The film producer was so impressed and he went away with a very positive attitude about the future of the film."

The producer is set to return in March –which will be the sixth anniversary of the Oswestry Museum's opening – which Oswestry town mayor Councillor Vince Hunt says is "jolly exciting".

"The interest that the producer has shown is really highlights what a fantastic job Mr Hignett and the team have done at Oswestry Museum," said Cllr Hunt.

"He was very confident and certainly committed into making this film a reality.

"Oswestry Town Council would of course give their full support, and the film would bring great benefits to Oswestry – and I think it would make a cracking film."

This isn't the only media interest the film has had – Mr Hignett has also been approached by an opera company from Mississippi and Australia.

"It just goes to show how far a little town museum has come," he said.