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Great care is taken in compiling the Update but The Pool Card Ltd, •Soft Furnishings•Upholstery its employees and its shareholders assume no responsibility for any damage, loss or injury arising Recovering including Caravans, Mobile Homes & Campervans from participation in or as a result of any offer, advertisement or information contained in the Discounts to Pool Card holders Update. All advertised Pool Card offers are the responsibility of the individual businesses. Phone 01686 650122 Cover photo: ‘Offering’ by ceramicist Bev Milward who is taking part in Ingredient X: Powys Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Arts Month 2007 T: 01938 555984 E: email@example.com www.the-pool-card.co.uk 3 POWYS ARTS MONTH NO MORE PLASTIC BAGS 2007 “Nomoreplasticbags” was inspired by a small town in Devon called Modbury where a local woman who works with the BBC was so disgusted and upset by the extent of damage caused by plastic bags in the environment, she decided to do something about it. MIS C E L F Y D DYA U I have been awaiting the right thing to do that is possible and acheivable POWYS and it struck me that this is the one! Sure there are many things that need to be changed the world over, but as with charity, surely it all x begins at home. Step by step, people working together can make a big Spice up your summer with... difference. ingredient With a little help from a friend I have put together the website nomoreplasticbags.co.uk which has links to other more established “green” organisations for information on how else to “Green your life”. The main emphasis is to ask people to sign the petition that is asking for a stop of the use of plastic bags in the whole of the UK. Extraordinary Encounters There are so many alternatives such as recycled paper, jute, hemp, with Artists in Powys parachute material, or any other type of material you care for. On the website there are links to bag suppliers to find out how to change your stock away from drastic plastic to something altogether more friendly. P more... Find out O W Y S A R T S M O N T H Something I hope to get up a running soon is a bag-making group, 2007 See Update’s ‘Out & About’ guide using offcuts and spare material to produce low-cost, reusable bags. I Visit www.powysartsforum.org.uk will be giving them out at Llanfyllin’s Workhouse Festival to promote the campaign and hope to push the idea forward for people to take M S C E from D D Pick up aI brochureL F Y local Y A U their own bag instead of acquiring yet another plastic bag! 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DAVE’S Montgomery’s old jail, built in 1740 and once the County Jail of Montgomeryshire, has today been converted to a terrace of three cottages. It was here that in 1821 the celebrated John Davies spent TAXI his last night after being sentenced to death. One account says he was caught stealing sheep, another says that he stole a watch and five pence. Whichever is correct, he went to the gallows protesting his innocence. His ghost still visits the property today. Recently visitors were awakened at 6 am to see an apparition. They left early that morning. PLEASE DON’T DRINK & DRIVE John Davies’ ‘Robber’s Grave’ can be found by the north gate of St Nicholas’s churchyard. Before •••• he died, Davies swore from the scaffold that God would not let any grass grow on his grave for 100 GET HOME SAFELY TO YOUR DOOR years. It is said the ground remained barren as Davies had promised and today a rose bush and •••• small wooden sign mark the spot. USE DAVE’S TAXI ON Finally, in her book Welsh Ghostly Encounters, Jane Pugh wrote of strange happenings at Graig MOB: 07919 892171 TEL: 01686 625436 Wern Farm at Llanidloes. It seems that many years ago a poltergeist kept troubling a young servant girl by slapping her in the face or pinching her. Eventually, alarmed by the attacks, she left but troubles persisted when another young girl servant received the poltergeist’s attention. On other occasions men servants and male members of the farmer’s family were kicked in the shins and milk churns were overturned. When they could take no more a local vicar, well known for his exorcism, was invited to conduct a service at the farmhouse. The Evil Spirit must have known what was happening for any bible in the household was hurled about, damaging dishes and ornaments. When the vicar arrived he lit a candle and read from the bible. In answer the bible was hurled at the vicar but he did not flinch. Finally the spirit appeared in its true form, a young man with his face twisted with evil. He dashed out of the room brandishing a blood-stained sword, howling pitifully as he went. At last the reign of terror was at an end. Just one last thought. As you go about your daily lives, always look over your shoulder or be spiritually aware, for somebody might be trying to contact you… Leslie Oppitz This young chambermaid took her life when jilted but still returns to visit this room... What do you think? Apart from interest in ghostly matters and local history, Leslie Oppitz is also author of Lost Railways of Shropshire currently available £9.95. 8 20a/21a Berriew Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7SQ COUNTRY & WESTERN IS YOUR DRIVE FESTIVAL, WELSHPOOL LOOKING TIRED? The annual Country & Western Music Festival is taking place on Sunday July 15th at Powis Castle Showground. As ever there is a fantastic line-up of artistes, including Susan McCann & The Storytellers, Paul Challinor, Magill, Palomino and much much more. Also on offer will be a bar, catering outlets and trade stands. 2007 is the 20th festival, which goes from strength to strength each year. The event is a major fund-raiser for The Heulwen Trust. This is a charity operating two specially-adapted narrowboats on the Montgomery Canal, 100% NATURAL and these operate from a wharf just outside Welshpool. The boats give STONE free trips to groups of people with physical or mental disabilities, of all Easy Cleaning ages. The Trust has now expanded its scope to include elderly people, Hard Wearing either from residential homes or clubs. The two boats are specifically Stain Resistant designed for the use of the disabled and not-so-young, and wheelchairs Choice of Colours can be accomodated. There are also facilities to prepare hot meals. 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It wasn’t Sauvignon, Merlot or Cabernet – it was Cider! chart cds from only £8.99 other chart cds in our 2 for £20 deal Making something of a comeback over the last year or so, people were amazed at the different styles which we showed them. The TV may be full of ads about Magners and Bulmers – and these serve a purpose cds and dvds 1/ 1/2 price many titles up to 2 price in introducing people back to the category – but these were the genuine article. From bone-dry Frome Valley, produced in Hereford, through to applesweet ciders, the range of products on the market is books buy one get one free big reductions on chart books and get any book for free from staggering. And they held appeal for a broad cross-section of people, our 1st floor book shop with every chart book purchase from “youngsters” in their twenties, to more mature customers in to their twilight years! booksfiction, classics, children’s, thriller, crime range includes: for only £2 Organic cider is naturally very popular, and Dunkertons in Hereford & science fiction, cookery, sport, history, tv and comedy, make a range of super drinks. They are all quite strong – around 7% education and much more... Alcohol, so need treating with a little respect. They are pricey too at around £2 a bottle, but then I suppose you get what you pay for. cash given Cymraeg section cash given 2nd hand items a selection of you can always 2nd hand items wanted cds, dvds, books getask us about So when you next fill the fridge for a BBQ or a night in with friends, wanted cds, dvds, videos, cymraeg section for - what in Welsh you want day just remember – Cider is the new Chardonnay! vinyl, books, a selection of cds, dvds, and children our next cds • dvds • books at fuze - ordering service Howard Jones, Momentum Wines games - bring vinyl • games contact books in Welsh for next details adults items into store, on thousands ask us about our next day ordering children and adults next of cds, dvds and you could be surprised day ordering available day ordering service on ask for details available books thousands of cds, dvds GO ON TELL US fuze mail order what they may be you can always call or worth! email, get what you and books see below for want at fuze We are always looking for stories to add to the Update. If you have any events or tales to tell from Oswestry, Welshpool, Newtown, Llanidloes fuze • broad street • newtown and all the villages in between or surrounding please give The Pool t: 01686 626500 e: email@example.com Card a ring on 01938 555984 or email firstname.lastname@example.org T: 01938 555984 E: email@example.com www.the-pool-card.co.uk 9 GloverSure FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF Website, SMS, MMS Services THE SILVER SURFER FOR THE FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION We get our clients on the first page of Google Come to Gloversure and see what we NINTENDO WII THE Fantastic Four are back and ready tackle the might of Norin Radd, the Silver Surfer. can do for you! Call 01938 559500 The Rise of the Silver Surfer has been released to coincide with the secondFantatsic Four www.gloversure.co.uk film and provides some great Wii-mote action. The game allows you to take control of any member of the Fantastic Four and use their unique talents to tackle the various enemies HERITAGE FURNITURE and puzzles thrown at you. STRIPPING There are controls especially created for the Wii which allow you to perform special character Stripping and finishing of doors, moves, unleashing devastation with the Thing, fireballs with the Human Torch or long furniture, fireplaces, garden furniture, distance battering with Mr Fantastic. radiators, chandeliers. Competitive prices Pool Card Offer: Every 10 doors stripped The character animations are nice and the four player option will provide plenty of enjoyment get 1 door stripped free! and Fantastic Four style action.All in all Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is a fine WEST FELTON 01691 611877 game and one that is all the more enjoyable when played with friends. Also Available for PS3, X-Box 360, PS2 and Nintendo DS. Review by EGO Letter to the editor The Early Bird Special !! COME ON LLANI... 2 courses for £10.00 from our A La Carte Menu As a small business owner and an active member of several local groups I was (served strictly between 6pm-7.15pm tues-sat) intrigued to learn more about Llanidloes recently. Lunchtime 2 course special !! 2 courses for £12.50 from our lunchtime menu As I only moved to Newtown last year I had not managed to spend any time in Llanidloes. (served 12-2pm Tues-Sat) So when a meeting was arranged by a business colleague in Llani (we met at the Great Oak Sunday Night super saver !! Restaurant) I was struck by several things. The first of these was that as a business person, Traditional Sunday Roast with a glass of who is involved in innovation and customer relations Llanidloes does appear to possess both. house wine £7.95 – served 6.30pm-8.30pm There are diverse businesses and groups in Llanidloes and it has a unique Wednesday Night Carvery business community as well as a lively community in general. With this obvious distinctio A choice of 2 meats with a wide selection of n it was sad to see that the town centre for example was not thriving and I was determine vegetables & potatoes £7.95 d to find out a little more. What was apparent was that the residents of Llani - as well as the small business owners are very creative, community spirited and outspoken! Complementary coffee for all Pool Card holders when lunch The outspoken quality is very apparent at the moment what with the general sense of Llani being the gem cast to the side or by-passed both figuratively and literally. Added or dinner is purchased the endless series of road and town improvements recently, have it seems had to that an obvious negative impact on trade in the town. As an interested outsider I have done a little Mellington Hall Hotel ‘mystery shopping’ in Llanidloes since my initial business meeting and I have come to the Mellington, Churchstoke Powys, SY15 6HX conclusion that Llani may benefit from a new and genuinely exciting innovation that is being explored Tel: 01588620456 Fax: 01588620928 by other towns in Powys. Web: www.mellingtonhallhotel.com This is of course the Co-Operative group that is behind the Update you are reading right now! Let me reveal a little secret to you. I am an entrepreneur who has done research into effective and progressive ways of marketing and doing business and has published my findings. One of the most powerful and successful ways of doing business, is to network with other businesses and work together more. The other is Customer relations. Of the all the groups and innovators that I have studied, the Pool Card is one of the cleverer I have seen because it offers both! Not only that, it brings both local businesses together and the local community. It says we support local business as it belongs to and supports the local community in the long term. If you are a small business or retailer, don’t take your customers for granted. They don’t have to use you or shop with you! They can use businesses out of town or shop with the big boys. For goodness sake, take on the big boys who award their customers with loyalty rewards and other benefits. If you are customer, give a thought to your local business. They live in the community and care for it. That’s obvious from my ‘mystery shopping’ in recent weeks. Use them first but do ask them if they are part of the Pool Card. From my own professional experience the Pool Card is an innovator. It is a very professional and committe d group of businesses who are in it for the long term. I am a member of the Pool Card and genuinely support the integrity behind it. If you are not part of it, you will not benefit and crucially will not be able to influence it and that’s really what is important. I left that business meeting at the Great Oak with its wonderful food, looking out at the street with its fantastically eclectic mix of businesses, arts and craft centres, resource centres and really friendly people thinking that there is so much it has to offer the wider community. I also wondered why one of the towns that has not only so much to benefit from something like the Pool Card but has so much to offer it too, has not embraced it as a way of making it’s mark? Stephen Mckeown 10 20a/21a Berriew Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7SQ Letter to the editor FAIR POOL CARD HOLDERS VISIT THE NEWTOWN MIND BODY & SPIRIT We are delighted to report that The Simmering been able to access practitioners easily. Indeed, this was the main aim of the day; to raise the Cauldron’s Mind, Body, Spirit Fair in Newtown on 20th May was a huge success. Amongst our awareness of the availability of alternative Electrical Contractors visitors it was fantastic to welcome many Pool therapies in the immediate area, and in this, Card holders. These lucky people of course we feel we have succeeded. WHEN YOU THINK OF ELECTRICIANS - not only got free entrance, but also access to a number of free taster therapy sessions and It was great also to work with the Pool Card THINK OF EOM talks. Inevitably, we met some people who on the event and thanks must go to Mark and 25% OFF have not yet heard of the Pool Card and they Carol for their continuing efforts to promote were swiftly handed a copy of the Update. A local businesses. We are glad of the opportunity few signed up there and then! to do our bit in support of the organisation. We are now beginning to plan for a similar A visual Electrical Inspection on domestic All of the feedback has been positive with a number of people remarking on the sheer event in the Autumn, so watch this space! properties in Newtown and Welshpool for variety of therapies represented on the day. Angela Moore, The Simmering Cauldron • Insurance Renewal As well as the better known treatments such as Reiki and Indian Head Massage there were • Buying or selling a house also practitioners of Craniosacral Therapy and •To have peace of mind Iridology. On hand to answer questions, there was a medical herbalist and an EFT coach. The (conditions may apply) tarot readers were very busy throughout the day. Call in any store:- Retail stalls offered a myriad of exciting goods. There were beautiful pieces of art work, Welshpool, Newtown or Aberystwyth greetings cards, exquisite hand made organic creams and lotions and some beautiful, unique Tel: 01686 625242 E.J. TILING hand crafted pieces. The talks were well received. These were free to all visitors and the subjects covered were Auras, Sound Healing, Bowen Technique and All aspects of tiling undertaken Craniosacral Therapy. Wall & Floor Tiles Some of the many people who came to support the fair at the • Kitchens • Bathrooms Many of the therapists are practising locally and a number of people remarked that they Elephant & Castle, Newtown • No job too small • Friendly Service would be booking regular sessions, having • Free Quotations • No Obligation Call: 01686 622741/07817 352929 DAVE GORE TYRES •TYRES• TYRES EXHAUSTS & BATTERIES Although Dave Gore Tyres We offer our customers - was established in 2000 • 24 hours on call service Dave Gore himself has been covering car, agricultural in the trade 22 years.Over and commercial vehicles the past 5 years the business • Free fitting plus valve and balancing has grown from strength to • 4 wheel laser allignment strength. 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As a promotional offer I am offering a 10% discount to all Pool Card members on airport and long distance journeys. 14 20a/21a Berriew Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7SQ SPEND A DAY AT THE DERWEN You will find The Derwen Garden Centre nestling in the Garden Centre beautiful Montgomeryshire countryside just a couple of miles north of Welshpool. It will be The Derwen’s tenth birthday next Spring, and this year, as always, there is Farm Shop something new to see. A lovely farm shop has been opened in which can be found an excellent range of organic, local, fresh and unusual produce. The centre offers so much to please and inspire the visitor. You can wander around the delightful themed gardens where you can relax and enjoy the different atmosphere that each one has to offer. Why not gather ideas to use in your own garden then choose from an impressive range of plants, garden ornaments and furniture. Next, take time and spoil yourself in the licensed restaurant Garden Centre serving delicious home made food to be enjoyed either inside or out. Farm Shop If you’re looking for a gift (for yourself or for another) the shop is an ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ with a wonderful collection of jewellery, pictures, cards & home décor as well as all the usual practical garden sundries. A visit to The Derwen Garden Centre is definitely an experience to be enjoyed again and again! Garden Centre Farm Shop Be inspired... The Dingle • Remarkable ranges of: plants, home decorative ware, garden furniture, water features, statuary & pottery. • Licensed restaurant offering excellent home cooked food. • Farm shop stocking quality local produce, organic goods, deli foods & much more. • Display gardens for inspiration or just to explore! • A maze to have fun and get lost in. Open all week! Phone for details. OUTDOOR LIVING WEEKEND! Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July get any Buy a wooden or canvas gazebo and set of furniture for half pric e (unless already tion discounted, not to be used in conjunc with any other offer) Derwen Garden Centre Guilsfield, Welshpool, Powys SY21 9PH Tel: 01938 553015 for more info on Derwen and Dingle visit: www.dinglenurseries.co.uk T: 01938 555984 E: email@example.com www.the-pool-card.co.uk 15 One stop for all business & industry BBC COMMUNITY • Personalised & non personalised workwear REPORTERS HERE FOR YOU - FOREVER • Fast in house printing & embroidery service • Head to toe personal protective equipment By the time you will be reading this BBC Wales will have held their Here • Hi visibility clothing specialists for You! BBC Wales Roadshow. They are here with events, workshops • Tools and workshop and programs about Newtown for most of July; make sure to support these events as it is an excellent opportunity for the area and for you to consumables get involved with BBC Wales. Don’t worry if you haven’t had a chance • Cleaning & janitorial supplies to attend any of the events or the live broadcasts as yet - there’s plenty • Safety footwear more going on in and around the town throughout July! • First aid supplies Join Roy Noble on the BBC Wales Bus on Newtown High Street on Extra 10% off all Tuesday 3 July for his radio programme and look out for Kath who’ll trade counter be hitting the street in search of the town’s characters. BBC Radio Cymru’s Hywel Gwynfryn has also escaped from the studio and will be sales to Pool Card your logo in Newtown Textile Museum on Thursday 5 July for the Hywel a Nia here holders programme. I was privileged to be asked to represent business on the advisory board Môn Tool & Safety Ltd, Unit 19 Dyffryn Industrial Estate, Pool Road, Newtown, Powys SY16 3BD for the BBC Wales visit. It was an eye opening experience and I learnt a Tel: 01686 622655 Fax: 01686 624894 lot about how programs are developed. It is the opinion of many on the Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.montoolandsafety.co.uk advisory board that we keep meeting as BBC Wales has pulled together people from all areas of the community. We would be interested in FREE LOCAL DELIVERY • TRADE COUNTER OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 8.30AM TO 5.30PM hearing from any residents or existing committees that would like to work with us to develop a super committee bringing together the best of Newtown and the surrounding area and highlighting it for the The residents. Please call 01938 555984 or email m.barnes@the-pool-card. co.uk if you would be interested in supporting this. Uniting the smaller committees will make us all stronger. Another legacy that BBC Wales is leaving behind are three Community Reporters all waiting to hear any news that you feel may be of interest to BBC Radio Wales. I am very happy to be one of them having had a M•O•N•T•G•O•M•E•R•Y brief training day, in Cardiff, we are all primed with microphone and head phones and waiting with bated breath to hear from you. Please get in touch with one of us if you have a story using the contact details below. Don’t forget even when the all the BBC Wales events are over we will always be ‘Here for You’ to pass your stories to BBC Wales. Mark Barnes 01938 555984 email@example.com David Pugh 01686 627755 firstname.lastname@example.org Robyn Benbow 01938 810485 email@example.com Come and meet us on July 13th at 7pm at Newtown Football Club. We’ll be joining BBC Wales programme makers for a screening and social evening. See the films the people of Newtown have made as part The Dragon Hotel, in picturesque Montgomery, is a 17th century of the Here for You! campaign and find out more about how to get your family run former coaching inn nestling under Town Hill with the stories on air and how to get involved with BBC Wales in the future. stunning castle ruins just a 5 minute walk away. • 20 en-suite bedrooms • A warm welcome Geraint Lloyd will be joining the Montgomeryshire Young Farmers • AA Rosette for fine food for • Indoor pool and sauna Club members at a clay pigeon shooting competition in Trefeglwys eight years. • Quality food for a live broadcast on Wednesday 11 July. And if you’re interested in • Traditional Ales • Large car park tracing your family tree book a session with the Radio Wales Look Up • Comfortable lounge bar Your Genes experts who’ll be at Newtown Library on Saturday 14 July. For further information about the events call the BBC Wales Hotline 10% DISCOUNT every day on all food in the bar and restaurant and will extend this to cover wines in the restaurant on 08703 500 700 or visit Sunday to Thursday inclusive to Pool Card holders bbc.co.uk/newtown or bbc.co.uk/ydrenewydd for the Welsh language website The Dragon Hotel, Montgomery, Powys, Wales SY15 6PA Tel: 01686 668359 Fax: 08700 118227 I think all in all it was a good day when BBC Wales decided to come to Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.dragonhotel.com Newtown. Mark Barnes Managing Director 16 20a/21a Berriew Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7SQ LLANIDLOES CARNIVAL J & J Farm Services Agricultural Engineers, Garden Machinery, Llanidloes’ annual Carnival will be held Silver band, Newtown Band, the Llanidloes Sales & Repairs on Saturday July 14th, bringing the Rubies dance display and the Minstrels Husqvarna lawnmowers from £200 towns streets alive yet again with a grand will all make their way through Llanidloes Husqvarna strimmers from £140 procession of eye catching floats and before arriving at Victoria Park for Victoria Get a free pair of secateurs with each purchase colourful costumes, culminating in the to be crowned as the new Queen. crowning of this year’s Carnival Queen, Lion Works, Pool Rd, Newtown Victoria Upson. Fun fair attractions, donkey rides, sports 01686 624658 races and the ever popular ‘Glamorous Events leading up to the day itself include a Gran’ and ‘Gorgeous Grandad’ competitions FARM N pub fun day at the Queens on Sunday July will all be held in the afternoon. The army ERWE SHOP 8th starting at 2pm, a duck race on Monday cadets will also have a display and local 9th from Short Bridge at 7pm, and a family D bands will be on hand to entertain the quiz at the Rugby Club on Wednesday 10th THE COMPLETE CATERER crowds. Guilsfield, Welshpool, A special dinner party to an July starting at 6.30pm. The entertainment Powys SY21 9PH executive buffet bringing continues on Thursday 11th with Bingo Anybody who would like to volunteer T: 01938 559630 the ambience to you. at the Rugby Club commencing at 8pm; Tel: 01686 624534 their assistance by decorating the all great fun and all in aid of Llanidloes www.ambiencecatering.co.uk lorry or helping out on the day itself Carnival. are greatly encouraged to contact the The theme for this years float is a Venetian organisers; Nicola Macken can be called on Montgomeryshire masked ball, with Victoria and her 01686 411210. attendants bringing a touch of Venice’s Wildlife Trust Gondola’s and waterways to the streets of Llanidloes’ 2007 Carnival Queen Victoria Join Today Llanidloes. For everybody else interested Upson who attends Llanidloes High School To Protect, Conserve & Enhance the in entering the procession, forms can be is pictured here (centre back) with her wildlife and habitats of picked up from Woosnam and Davies in attendants, from left to right: Emily Bache, Montgomeryshire Llanidloes. Kathy Mills, Laura Jones and Hannah Free ‘Go Green for Wildlife’ Eco Bags to Jones and in the front row, from left to Pool Card holders - visit our Trust shop All entrants are asked to assemble on the right: Colleen Butt, Craig Evans, Lauren for further details Kennel Field where judging of the floats will Jones and Lewis Gambel. Phillip Jones will Collot House, 20 Severn Street, take place at 12.30pm on the 14th, with the also be an attendant but was unable to be Welshpool SY21 7AD T: 01938 555654 procession beginning at 1.15pm. Llanidloes present for the photograph. 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The task of local historians is to write about the It is now almost exactly forty years since the EXCLUSIVE POOL CARD OFFERS: past. To do this they find documents, images Development Board set out their plan for the 3lb Gammon Steaks £4.40 kg Saving £2 and artifacts that relate to the place and period Newtown new town. Most of it they achieved 3lb Best Rib Eye Steaks £13.11 kg Saving £3 they are interested in, interpret them and then although two major items that appeared on the publish books or articles based on their findings. Whole Ducks £6 each Saving £3 Can it really be that straighforward? No it plan they published at the end of 1967 have yet isn’t. The past can only be revealed if there is to happen: a large hotel and a by-pass. sufficient evidence in existence to tell the story. 39 High Street For example, we know very little of the daily life of the Bronze Age people who inhabited the It is here that we pass from the past to the present and maybe move out the historian’s 01938 552683 Severn Valley before the Romans arrived about field of interest. But on the other hand it is remarkable how quickly the present becomes the two thousand years ago. We know a little more Jill Macfarlane BSc, MChS LIVE WIRENDS U about the Romans and by the time we get to the Middle Ages there is a lot of written evidence past. It will not be long before the development of Newtown in the second half of the twentieth SO to work on. century will be as important a field of study for Music from 60s, Chiropodist 70s,80s, 90s & charts Moving closer to our own times, Newtown’s historians as the nineteenth century textile DJ available for night history as a manufacturing town began just industry already is. 17 Parkers Lane clubs, parties & more. before the end of the eighteenth century with the industrialisation of the woollen industry. What will future historians have to go Newtown Call Ian on During the next one hundred years Newtown on? Much of the material concerning the 0779 184 4064 07877 792543 became the “busy Leeds of Wales”, the largest Development Board has already been deposited manufacturing centre in Mid Wales. This in the National Library of Wales, so the broad • Weddings & Portraits period is probably the most researched and sweep of policy can be covered. But what of the • Christenings written about period in Newtown’s history, but multitude of small businesses that have been • Baby & Toddler Events even so there is still much work to be done. It cellence ltd • Private Parties was a remarkable period. The population of the at the core of Newtown’s economy for the last town increased nearly tenfold and new people forty years? P ro f e s s i o n a l • School Proms came in from all over Britain. Photographers • Onsite Printing Many have come and gone without even causing Facilities It was not to last, new technological innovation, a ripple on the surface of public perception. Tel: 01686 626765 poor communication with the industry’s market, w w w. p i x c e l l e n c e . c o. u k and economies of scale all contributed to the Others have got on quietly with their work only occasionally appearing, for good reasons or bad, final decline of Newtown’s textile industry, but LIGHTHOUSE there is still one business in the town which is a direct descendant of that heady period. in the local press. But the histories of all these undertakings will be an important element in any future attempt to understand present day • Local Ladies Fashions & Accessories specialist In the first few decades of the twentieth century • Exciting clothing brands Newtown. What did they do? Why did they SALE Newtown went into a decline. Its population fell • ‘She’s Crazy’ collection START to less that half of what it had once been. The come to Newtown rather than anywhere else? • £10 instore voucher with every 2 JULYS Second World War provided something of a What difficulties did they encounter? Did they £100 spent with your Pool Card ! boost, with a top secret munitions factory being employ people who were already here or did Lighthouse, Church Street, Welshpool built in the town and a Birmingham electrical they have to bring other people in? Was the Tel: 01938 558016 manufacturers, having been bombed out of local workforce adequately trained? How did their original premises, moving into one of the they reach their markets from such a remote old woollen mills. location? The list of questions becomes endless. But with the war over decline set in again. The cycle factory that had moved into the munitions Two notable local businesses have grown to factory relocated back to the Midlands from become worldwide undertakings. A great deal whence it came in 1958. The population once has been written about one of them, Laura again began to fall. A government report on Ashley, but what of Control Techniques? A depopulation in Mid Wales of 1964 painted fascinating story, but one which will be lost a bleak picture. If things carried on as they unless someone writes it down. were there would soon not be enough people in Montgomeryshire to maintain its viability. The Here we come to the point. It is, in our view, government responded to this grim situation just as important for local historians to record by making Newtown a new town under the the present as it is for them to research the New Towns Act of 1965 and a development past. And it is here that we hope that Update corporation was set up with the task of doubling the town’s population and regenerating readers will want to help. If you run a business its industrial base. Certain criteria were in Newtown why not send us a brief history of established for this industrial development. your undertaking, or send us a copy of your One was that the economic base of Newtown brochure, or just invite us round for a chat and should not be dependent on a single industry but to maybe photograph and record everyday life M&S should be spread across a diversity of smaller Jeremy undertakings thus making it less susceptible to in your workplace. In this way you can help us SERVICES to build an archive which will go some way to Everton a downturn in a single industry as it had been in the nineteenth century. Another criterion explaining what it was like to be in Newtown in Landscapes Ltd. Steel Fabrications was that as far as possible the new businesses late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Including Gates, Railings, FREE Planning Service Balconies, Balustrade should not be satellites of larger undertakings to Pool Card Holders FREE BACON BAP elsewhere. 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Mellington Hall Hotel is also licensed for civil ceremonies enabling couples to take their vows within the beautiful setting of the hall & also offers a wide range of wedding menus from informal buffets to five course banquets. 5% discount for For a free brochure please get in touch pool card holders! 01686 413714 www.coachingconnection.co.uk 20 20a/21a Berriew Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7SQ Gulshan UPDATE CIRCULATION 20,000 copies of this edition of the Update have been printed. Approximately 17,000 have been delivered door to door around Welshpool, Newtown, Oswestry and Llanidloes, the surrounding villages and those in between. Around 1000 are available for collection in participating Spar stores, in Bengali Cuisine Restaurant surgeries, leisure centres, Tourist information centres and any outlet within the area that is happy to display the Update. Approximately 2000 copies are distributed through the approaching 110 Pool Card businesses. If you have editorial or would like an advert for August, the final date for inclusion is 23rd July 2007. The Update is available for viewing on our website www.the-pool-card.co.uk. The Gulshan introduces ‘Balti Night’ on Clubs, schools, charities and other community based organisations are always entitled to free editorial. For more details call 01938 555984 or the first Sunday of each month. For just email email@example.com £7.95 you get a choice of starter and main course, and on the first Thursday of each NEWTOWN’S month, the Gulshan brings you ‘Steak HISTORIC MARKET Night’. Choose a starter and a sirloin, fillet or rump steak for only £11.99 HALL JOINS THE Open for lunch everyday between 12-2pm POOL CARD and every evening ‘til midnight. Newtown was granted a Charter in 1270 and there has been a market here, in some form, ever since. The town grew to be the largest market town in Powys and, in it’s heyday, was also a centre of 10% off food in restaurant the woollen industry with mills, warehouses and purpose-built three- (not applicable on theme nights) storey houses (the loom was on the top floor) which can still be found in and around the town centre today; in fact the textile museum is housed 5% off takeaway to Pool Card Holders Broad Street, Newtown in one of them. Newtown’s flannel was once exported to the Crowned Heads of Europe and Florence Nightingale was a regular customer! 01686 627744 The market hall was once situated in the middle of Broad Street, an open-sided affair, much like that in Llanidloes. It was demolished in the 1850’s, maybe because of a build-up in traffic between the Royal Welsh Warehouse (Pryce Jones) and the Flannel Exchange (the Regency Centre). The present market hall was purpose-built in the 1870’s and became something of a centre for public functions, one on record was a tea-party for 700 people. A wall was built down the middle of the market hall during the war in order to store munitions on one side and, although that half has long been re-opened, the wall remains, altering the original set-up. The mills have gone now, the cattle market is closed but the market is still important, not just as a place to buy things, but also as a place to meet friends, to which end we have put in a bench for our more senior citizens comfort. Although there are no more huge tea-parties, the traders still like to get the community involved in our competitions and charity fund-raising events. CARRYING OVER 400 ROLLS OF CARPET We recently had the first of four sessions of face-painting to raise ROLL ENDS & REMNANTS ALWAYS AVAILABLE money for Hope House Hospice and, with two more sessions during the summer and one at the end of October, we should be sending them MEASURING AND CONSULTANCY SERVICE a good-sized cheque. There are competitions throughout the summer; PROFESSIONAL FITTING SERVICE Zone therapy to raise money for Severn Hospice in September; fancy dress at Halloween and more competitions and fund-raisers in the run- The company will cover the cost of the VAT up to Christmas (last year Lembit Opik brought the Cheeky Girls to if the invoice is settled within 7 days our prize-giving!). Being part of the community is important to us and we welcome We look after your carpet for life any shrinkage everyone to come and join in the fun. We also welcome Pool Card or stretching, we will solve your problem holders to come and see what we have to offer. 01938 553345 www.powyscarpets.co.uk 17 Berriew Street, Welshpool THE WIDEST CHOICE OF CARPETS & VINYLS IN WALES T: 01938 555984 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.the-pool-card.co.uk 21 THE CELTIC COMPANY - THE PERFECT PLACE FOR THAT SPECIAL GIFT The celtic company is the classic gift shop - the perfect place to buy that special gift or souvenir of a visit to Wales. It sells a stunning range of beautiful items, and you could have a truly enjoyable time just browsing the many things on offer. The shop has been open for over ten years and is situated right in the centre of Welshpool. There is excellent access to the shop and parking outside for disabled customers. The staff are knowledgeable and always on hand to offer advice and help. Whether it’s the great range of fashion and leather handbags, the Crabtree and Evelyn soaps and fragrances, the decorative tableware or the Storm watches and jewellery, you’ll be delighted and amazed at the choice and outstanding value for money. Children will just love the appealing, stuffed teddy bears and the brightly coloured animal MAESMAWR HALL HOTEL clocks! A popular choice is the wonderful and ever- popular Portmeirion china and ceramic giftware, Welcomes Pool Card Holders The present owners, father or the Sophie Conran range of tableware. This Summer! Our first offer & son team, Tim and for you is either 10% off our Matthew Lewis, bring to the We would also like to extend to you a Sunday lunch menu OR A Maesmawr Hall Restaurant warm welcome in our extensive card shop FREE bottle of house wine their flair, imagination in Hall Street, Welshpool, Cards + with your meal with every and uncompromising open Monday to Saturday 10am- Sunday Lunch booking for 2, commitment to the finest 5pm, and also at our Celtic or more! quality local food. Company store at Moreton “Our aim is to offer Park, situated in the newly This offer is EVERY Sunday outstanding dining at a extended garden centre off the from 1st July to 31st August sensible price” (Tim Lewis) Gledrid roundabout at Chirk. 2007 between 12pm – 2pm 2 Course Sunday Lunch: Open Monday to Saturday Our restaurant specialises in £13.95 p/p 9.30am-5.30pm and Sundays freshly cooked, high quality 3 Course Sunday Lunch: 10.30am-4.30pm. food using locally sourced £16.95 p/p produce, wherever possible. EVERYONE WELCOME! Maesmawr Hall Hotel, Caersws, Powys, SY17 5SF Tel: 01686 688255 Fax: 01686 688410 www.maesmawr.co.uk Subject to availability - booking is required - Production of valid Pool Card needed on payment. 22 20a/21a Berriew Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7SQ WHITE KNUCKLE RAFTING RAISES £1000 FOR ELDER ABUSE RJS MOTOR FACTORS LTD Colleagues from across Shropshire from organisations including Shropshire Partners in SATURDAY IS DOUBLE DISCOUNT Care (SPIC), Shropshire County Council’s Adult Protection Team, Shropshire County PCT, DAY FOR THE POOL CARD HOLDERS Bowbrook House residential home and The Care Workforce Development Partnership (CWDP} ON ALL YOUR CAR SPARES all helped to raise over a thousand pounds for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2007. OPEN ON 8.30AM - 12.30PM SATURDAY • STEERING & SUSPENSION The adventurous participants braved the recent downpour of rain and set off to JJ Canoeing • EXHAUSTS • BRAKING and Rafting at Mile End Mill, Llangollen for their first whitewater rafting experience. • LUBRICANTS • FILTRATION CALL 01686 622308 Looking a little apprehensive of the coldwater, everyone listened to the important health and UNIT 1 VASTRE ENTERPRISE PARK, safety briefings. Then, donned in crash helmets and wetsuits participants made their way to KERRY ROAD, NEWTOWN. SY16 1DZ the 6-man rafts to experience the wrath of the river. Play and learn As the two rafts made there way from Tombstone Weir in to the rapids Peter Clarke (SCC) and Karen Littleford (SPIC) were catapulted forward with Joanne Ellison falling backwards, feeling the chill of the River Dee! (Baby & Toddler) After a two-hour gauntlet of rapids and weir’s the twelve exhausted participants were in need 38 Broad Street, Newtown T: 01686 626235 of a hearty lunch and a well-deserved pat on the back. Spend a min of £5 for your chance to win a Patch Pooh Blue Activity Centre Recovering from the shock and glad to be in the warm clubhouse, Karen Littleford from from the Pooh range normally £39.99 Shropshire Partners in Care added, “ We wanted to raise as much money as possible and by doing something extreme such as whitewater rafting it really creates awareness of Elder 10% off All Prams, Pushchairs, abuse, we have all had a fantastic day and I would just like to thank every one that has Car & Booster Seats to sponsored us!” Pool Card holders The money raised from this event will be going to Action on Elder Abuse a registered charity working with the government to encourage legislation and operating a free helpline. Treat yourself to a It is estimated that half a million older people across the UK, are abused by someone they trust. In Shropshire, 59% of Adult Protection Referrals made last year involved the abuse of Costa Coffee between an older person. 3.30pm & 5pm and receive a freshly made If anyone is worried about an older person being abused, neglected or financially exploited Scone FREE The Elder Abuse Response helpline offers information and advice please call 0808 808 8141. Anyone who would like make any donations to Action on Elder Abuse please contact them on 020 8765 7000 or contact Karen Littleford on 01743 860011. 01938 556622 NEWTOWN INDOOR MARKET All set for whitewater rafting are: Antiques • Bikes • Books • Butchers Back row: L-R Peter Clarke, Claire Café • Cards • Carpets • Clothing Williams, Karen Littleford, Jack Curtains • Hairdressing • Holistics Buckley, Joanne Ellison, David Jewellery • Magnotherapy English, Amy Simpson, Oliver Turner, Pet Foods • Sweets • Teddies Claire Smout. Underwear • Watches Front Row: L-R Sarah Bland, Bev + Sue’s Stall in Broad Street Cave, Katie Box Jim Davies WE WELCOME POOL CARD HOLDERS Handy Andy’s 1 7 2 3 4 9 5 6 COMPETITION TIME Cleaning Services ACROSS CLUES DOWN CLUES Are you paying your 7. Adore 1. Tuning domestic cleaner more 9. Raze 2. Warrant than £9 per hour? 10 11 If so, call me now to 10. Pismire 3. Stuns 11. Porter 4. Canopy save money 12. Cutlery 5. Garbage 07976 713183 12 13 14 15 14. Constrict 6. 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Contact Powys Countryside Access Team 01597 827467 14 - 18 Open studio: Mirage Glass Llangedwyn Mill, Llangedwy t: 01691 780618 15 Country & Western Music Festival Welshpool 01938 552563 15 Dirt Bike Championship Llanidloes - firstname.lastname@example.org 01686 413324 15 Car Boot Sale Brecon Rugby Field - From 11am 15 - 22 Carnival Week Rhayader - Events to be Confirmed. Carnival procession on Saturday 21st July 21 Brass In The Park, Jackfield Elcock Reisen Band Park Eifion, Pontrobert @ 7pm, £5 Entry. Refreshments & Bar. 21 - 22 Vintage Mixed Train Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway 01938 810441 21 - 31 August Holiday Activities @ CAT. Vary Day to Day Strawbale Theatre @ CAT, Machynlleth - 10:30am - 4:30pm 01654 705957 22 Car Boot Sale Brecon Rugby Field - From 11am 23 - 15 Sept Summer Exhibition Minerva Arts Centre 01686 413467 23 - 26 Gregynog Hall Summer Arts School Gregynog Hall, Nr Newtown 01686 640644 23 - 26 Royal Welsh Show Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells 01982 553683 27 Llanidloes Air Day School Grounds, Llanidloes - £3.50 Adults, £1.00 Concessions, Children Under 12 FREE 01686 412156/412287 28 Wales V Scotland International Quoits Recreation Ground, Caersws. Free Entry 31 Minibeast Mansions Family Event @ Severn Farm Pond Nature Reserve, Welshpool - 01938 555654 AUGUST 2-5 Red Kite Mountain Bike Bash Llanwrtyd Wells - http://llanwrtyd-wells.powys.org.uk 01591 610270 3-5 Brecon Show Weekend Brecon 4 Trefeglwys Show Trefeglwys, Nr Llanidloes 01686 430259 5 RNLI Open Day Clywedog Sailing Club, Nr Llanidloes www.clywedogsailing.org.uk 01686 670543 5 - 11 Festival of the Great Outdoors Llanidloes & Surrounding Area www.llanidloes.com or e-mail: email@example.com 01686 412388 7 & 21 Survival Day Craig-y-Nos Country Park, Brecon Beacons - Booking Required www.breconbeacons.org.uk 7 Big Breaks & Fantastic Feathers Family Event @ Llyn Coed-Y-Dinas Nature Reserve, Welshpool 01938 555654 8 Glyndwrs Way Guided Walk Free Guided Walk - Contact Powys Countryside Access Team on 01597 827467 9 X Drama at the Museum Newtown Textile Museum 01938 554656 9, 23 & 30 Clay & Paint Mountain Centre, Libanus, Brecon www.getactive-beacons.co.uk 10 - 13 Tiger Trail Powis Castle Gardens, Welshpool 01938 551929 10 - 12 Brecon Jazz Festival Brecon 01874 611622 11 Llanfyllin Show Llanfyllin 01691 648025 11 - 12 Vintage Mixed Train Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway 01938 810441 11 & 12 X Open studio: Cathy Knapp, Stefan Knapp, Ivan Knapp & Clyde Holmes Church House, Pontrobert 01938 500642 12 X Caliche at El Sueno Existe Festival The Plas, Machynlleth 01654 702166 12 - 19 Llandrindod Welsh Men’s Championship Bowls Llandrindod Wells 01597 825014 17 - 19 Welsh Kennel Club Dog Show Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells - www.rwas.co.uk 01446 792457 18 - 26 Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival www.vicfest.co.uk 01597 823441 19 - 26 Machynlleth Festival Machynlleth 01654 703355 19 Car Boot Sale Brecon Rugby Field - From 11am 23 - 26 Presteigne Music Festival www.presteignefestival.com 01544 267800 25 Berriew Show Berriew 01686 640478 25 The Chuff & Puff Trail Free Guided Walk Nr Welshpool - Contact Powys Countryside Access Team 01597 827467 27 World Bog Snorkelling Championships Llanwrtyd Wells - http://llanwrtyd-wells.powys.org.uk 01591 610270 27 Car Boot Sale Brecon Rugby Field - From 11am 28 Sounds & Smells Severn Farm Pond Nature Reserve, Welshpool 01938 555654 29 Llandrindod Wells 4 Countries Test Match Bowls Llandrindod Wells 01597 825014 31 - 2 Sept Members Conference CAT, Machynlleth 01654 705957 & JULY07 To apply for The Pool Card Age Group Declaration – We promise never to share your details with anyone other than The simply complete the application 18 or Under Pool Card participating companies. form and take it to any of the participating companies or to the 19 to 25 We wish to send you exclusive mailings which include the latest news and tailored address below. 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Issuing Business Email 24 20a/21a Berriew Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7SQ M EADOW V IEW M Wi n d ow s a n d C onser vator ies V • Family Run Business • Suppliers of Roof Line Products • Customer satisfaction is a priority • Local Company • Suppliers and fitters of fascias & • Trade Counter • Over 30 years experience soffit boards • Showroom • Personal Service • Own qualified installers & tradesmen I M A G I N E A C O N S E R V AT O RY O F D I S T I N C T I O N B U I LT P E R S O N A L LY F O R Y O U . . . . Welshpool Shrewsbury Bronhaul Yard, Brook Street, Welshpool, Powys Tel: 01938 556555 Tel: 01743 368700 www.meadowviewwindows.co.uk OLDFORD COMMUNITY JUNE SHOW 2007 COMPETITION RESULTS Have you heard about the exciting event that is going to be happening in Welshpool on Saturday 21st July, 2007? The ‘Oldford Community Show’ is going to be taking place in the top half of Berriew Street Car Park between 10am – 4pm. This event is being hosted by the residents of the Oldford Winner of a signed copy of Lost Estate with the support of Oldford Communities First. Railways of Shropshire by Leslie Oppitz – John Winterbottom of This is a great opportunity for the whole town to enjoy attractions which will include; The Manafon K9 Capers dog display team, classic cars, a chainsaw carving demonstration, a children’s concert, a dog show, cooking and craft competitions, old fashioned fairground stalls, children’s Winner of pair of tickets to activities and so much more. Powys Castle’s outdoor concert If you are involved in a business then why not come along , have a pitch and promote and sell with fireworks – Mrs. R Shaw of your products or services. Or if you are involved in an organisation that would like to take Llangyniew and Mrs. Linda Hopkins this opportunity to have a pitch as a fundraising opportunity then you too are welcome! So of Kerry. please call us today on 01938 55 66 48 to discuss the opportunity of acquiring a pitch. Winner of a Sincerely Abba DVD and Look out for the programmes which will be out shortly detailing all the competitions and CD – Valley March of Llanfyllin events we will have going on! We look forward to welcoming you all on 21st July! Runner up winners of a Sincerely Abba CD – Mrs. B Ferris of Newtown, Mrs. R Shaw of Llangyniew and Mrs. FANCY A TRAIN RIDE? Chris Cox of Llanidloes If you’d like to relive memories of train rides along the old Cambrian line than why not visit the Cambrian Railway Trust’s site at Llynclys (just off the A483 by the White Lion pub) any weekend throughout the summer months. Two-coach DMU services begin at 11.00 am running at intervals until 4 pm. In addition buffet facilities are available in a coach at Llynclys station. Hopefully the end of August will be even more exciting with steam rides and other events over the Bank Holiday and following weekend. 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