celtic company

                                                                                                    Edition 008
                                                                                                     July 2007

                          The FREE companion to your pool card...
                          Llanidloes, Newtown, Welshpool, Oswestry & Surrounding areas

Haunting tales of
local ghosts

Many more businesses
join The Pool Card                                                                     Just how new
                                                                                        is Newtown?

                                                                                     Water buffalos
                                                                                    thrive in Powys

   celtic                                 Come and visit the newest
                                          members of the Pool Card
                                                                          Our New Store! Celtic Company at
                                                                            Moreton Park, Gledrid, Chirk,

 company                               and enjoy browsing round out
                                        extensive range of fine gifts,
                                         jewellery, homeware, cards
                                                                            nr. Oswestry T: 01691 770963
                                                                             A further 10% discount off
                                                                         ‘The offer of the week’ to Pool Card
                                                and giftwrap.
     www.celticcompany.co.uk                                               holders and 10% off at Cards +
 Celtic Company 14 Broad Street, Welshpool T: 01938 556262 • Cards + 11 Hall Street, Welshpool T: 01938 556646

       Summer Time Update...                  We have updated the menu which          Four real ales, over 100 different types

      We are always looking for ways to        ranges from Paninis to Steak and        of wine choice, COSTA coffee, free
      improve the way in which we can        Ale pies, Classic Moules Mariniere to     wireless broadband, outdoor seating,
       serve our customers; by popular       Crispy Duck salad - seasonal dishes       No smoking throughout and lots of
    request we now operate an all day Bar      which are proving very popular!                     atmosphere!
     menu running from 10am until 9pm.
                                               In the evening we also run a full
                                            restaurant menu, recently updated for
                                                       the new season.

       Summer Time Sunday                   Although our Sunday carvery is very              The Royal Oak Hotel
     Lunches at the Royal Oak               popular we have now added all sorts          The Cross • Welshpool • Powys
                                            of other choices like fresh fish dishes               SY21 7DG
      Summer time is well and truly here    and tasty salads for those who don’t
    and Head Chef has changed our menus             want a Sunday roast!                   Telephone: 01938 552217
           to suit the new season!                                                              Fax: 01938 556652
                                               To make your Sunday even better,         e-mail: relax@royaloakhotel.info
                                             during July we are offering Pool Card          www.royaloakhotel.info
                                            holders a special deal of three courses              AA HHH WTB
                                             for the price of two, on presentation
                                                       of their Pool Card

2                          20a/21a Berriew Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7SQ
                                                                                                                                   Nigel Lloyd
                                                                                                                                  Traditional Ironwork
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                                                                                                     RUSTIC, BRASS PLAQUES,         • Weather vanes
                                                                                                     MACHINE LABELS & MORE!        • Gates & railings
                                                                                                     www.severntrophies.co.uk      • Garden furniture

                                                                                                           01686 624422              • Individually
                                                                                                      10% discount on house         designed for you
                                                                                                      signs during July to Pool      01686 668131
                                                                                                            Card holders             07833 114005

Features                 No More Plastic Bags                                                  4

                         Haunting tales from West Felton to Llanidloes                         8

                         Do you know what Ingredient X is?                                   12

                          Meet your BBC Community Reporters                                  16

                         Join the fun at Llanidloes Carnival                                 17
                                                                                                                                  THE BUTTERY
                         Newtown – a brief history                                           18
                                                                                                             GJF                   Licensed Restaurant
                                                                                                                                  Open 9.30am to 4.30pm
                                                                                                         For all your               Monday to Saturday
                         Newtown Market Hall joins The Pool Card                             21       roofing problems             12pm to 2pm Sunday
                                                                                                        Roofing and Guttering     Discounts for Pool Card
                                                                                                     Chimney Repairs & Repoint        Holders - call in
                         How white knuckle rafting helps Elder Abuse                         23      Tel: 01691 661074 evenings         for details
                                                                                                      or 07905 656137 mobile       8 High St, Welshpool.
                         Support local events                                                14               Free Quote              01938 552658

                                                                                                     The Old Vicarage Dolfor
                         Water buffalo at Cors Dyfi                                          20

                                                                                                            Guest House & Restaurant
                                                                                                     Restaurant open all week lunch* & dinner
Regulars                 Momentum Wines on Cider                                               9
                                                                                                                 At least 24hr notice essential
                                                                                                           Contact Tim & Helen Withers
                                                                                                                 on 01686 629051
                         Book Reviews by Fuze                                                  6          www.theoldvicaragedolfor.co.uk
                                                                                                         Pool card holders – 4th course free!
                                                                                                                    * (minimum 6 persons)
                         Game review by EGO                                                  10

                         Competition results                                                 14

                         Crossword                                                           23
                                                                                                     NEW IN STOCK - DINING SETS & COFFEE TABLES
                         Out and About                                                       24        Plus new stock of Lamps, Rugs, Mirrors,
                                                                                                            Ceramics, Clocks,Original Art,
                         Your Pool Card application form                                     24               Aga Cookware & more…
                                                                                                      20% OFF RUGS TO POOL CARD HOLDERS
                         Pool Card Directory – get up to date with offers                    26           Local Artist Merial Davies Art
                                                                                                              Exhibition Open To All
                                                                                                     10 Church Street, Welshpool 01938 555566
Contact	                 The Pool Card, 20a/21a Berriew Street,
                         Welshpool, Powys SY21 7SQ
                         Tel: 01938 555984
	                        Email: enquiries@the-pool-card.co.uk                                        •	Open	for	lunch	&	dinner	5	days	a	week	(Tues-Sat)
	                        www.the-pool-card.co.uk                                                     •	Fully	licensed	•	Locally	sourced	produce
                                                                                                     •	Menus	which	follow	the	seasons	not	trends
                                                                                                     •	Romantic	ambience	in	Newtown’s	old	bakery
                                                                                                     •	Parties,	functions	and	al	fresco	dining
                                                                                                     •	10%	discount	for	Pool	card	holders
                                                                                                     17, Parkers Lane, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2LT
                                                                                                     Tel: 01686 621120

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All opinions and views contained within the Update are not necessarily those of The Pool Card                    Dressmaking•Alterations•Fabrics
Ltd owners of the Update. 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
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Update. All advertised Pool Card offers are the responsibility of the individual businesses.
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Cover photo: ‘Offering’ by ceramicist Bev Milward who is taking part in Ingredient X: Powys                  Email: thesewingdiva1@yahoo.com
Arts Month 2007

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                                                                                                                                               NO MORE PLASTIC BAGS
                                                                                                                                               “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

                                                                                                                                               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,

      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!
             P TICs and
      libraries,O W Y S arts venues -                                                                                                          Please support this campaign by registering on
      or phone 01938 811001                                                                                                                    www.nomoreplasticbags.co.uk, or email Caroline Andrews
      to request a copy                                                                                                                        at: nomoreplastic@hotmail.co.uk

      Powys Arts Month is a Powys Arts Forum initiative, supported by
      European Union Objective 2 Programme and Welsh Assembly
      Government, Powys County Council, Arts Council of Wales, and Academi                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            FREE

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           • ALL MAKES NEW C ARS, VANS & PICK-UPS, AVAIL ABLE                                                                               Welsh	Journeys	(Hardback)	
                         • PLEASE C ALL FOR DETAILS                                                                                         by	Jamie	Owen
                                                                                                                                            Wales is the subject of broadcaster Jamie
                                • O P E N 7 D AY S
                                                                                                                                            Owen’s daily life, but in the newsroom at
              CALL STEVE DAVENPORT ON 01691 622030 MOB: 07776 173678

                                                                                                                                             the BBC, there is little time to reflect on
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                                                                                                                                              the opportunity to spend his summer
                                                                                                                                               visiting six special parts pf Wales. In
                                                                                                                                               the true spirit of Victorian travellers,
                                                                                                                                               he shares his tour of Wales with readers
                                                                                                                                 in this sumptuous publication. Places visitied include
                                                                                                               Snowdon, The Wye Valley, Anglesey, The Brecon Beacons, Llangollen,
                                                                                                               Betws-y-Coed, and an unforgettable journey along the Heart of Wales
                                                              Situations Vacant                                railway line.

                                                                                                               An enchanting journey uncovering the delights of Wales. Jamie Owen
                 The success of The Pool Card has led to expansion opportunities and we are now                spent the summer weeks exploring the rich diversity of the Welsh
                 looking to fill the following positions.                                                      landscape. Along the way he shed the label of “the Welshman who hasn’t
                                                                                                               climbed Snowdon”, wandered in the footsteps of Wordsworth and enjoyed
                 Full time company representative                                                              the cultural delights of Llangollen International Eisteddfod. “Wales” is
                 A very special person is required to spread the word and recruit new businesses               the story of Jamie’s journey and the people he met along the way. Places
                 and also offer the highest quality service to ensure that all businesses continue             visited include Snowdon, The Wye Valley, Anglesey, The Brecon Beacons,
                 to get results from their membership. The successful candidate will be innovative             Llangollen, Betws-y-Coed and an unforgettable journey along the Heart of
                 and able to work on their own initiative. Be part of a new and exciting company               Wales railway line.
                 that keeps customers shopping within local independent businesses. A great                    Cost £19.99 Available from Fuze, Newtown. They have a number of signed
                 package awaits the right applicant.                                                           copies available. Fuze are also offering a free book from there 1st floor book
                                                                                                               shop with this title.
                 Door to door leaflet distributors
                 Due to the increase in workload we are looking for more leaflet distributors.                 For further information on welsh and local interest books for adults and children
                 Do you have spare time each month and enjoy walking? Are you reliable and                     please call fuze on 01686 626500 or visit the shop on Broad Street Newtown
                 trustworthy? The Pool Card now offers a guaranteed reliable door to door
                 delivery service and is looking to offer an excellent income to the right people.
                 On a casual basis, working as and when required, we are looking to build a team
                 of people who can between them cover all the needs of our clients. Own car an
                                                                                                                                          The Pool Card can look after all
                 advantage though not essential                                                                                             of your design, advertising &
                                                                                                                                                printing requirements!
                 Exciting trainee position unexpectedly available
                 Also, an excellent opportunity now exists for a young person to train in
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                 18 and after a trial period will have the opportunity to work towards an NVQ                                            distribution service in a variety
                 which will involve day release to college. Initially the trainee will be managed
                 by Powys Training. This is a wonderfully diverse position that offers an exciting
                                                                                                                                                     of areas.
                 career with an exciting and dynamic new company.
                 Contact Mark Barnes on 01938 555984 for more details
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                                        Shop                    Enjoy a meal or perhaps a cup of coffee at Seeds Restaurant at Llanfyllin then you may be aware of
                                       (Welshpool) Ltd          a ‘presence’. Penybryn Cottages in the High Street date back to 1580 but when Mark and Felicity
    FREE FINANCIAL HEALTHCHECK            20% OFF               Seager opened their restaurant in 1991, they became aware of unexplained creaking sounds on
         Tel: Mal Hughes on            cushion covers           the stairs. In the sitting room upstairs, there still occurs an occasional and sudden cold feeling.
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      PO Box 20, 39 Pool Road,         High Street, Welshpool   At the Wynnstay Hotel in Oswestry a ghost has in the past been active in the kitchen area. Items
          Newtown, Powys.                 01938 55 2265         have been moved overnight and, rather unusually, staff have come early in the morning to find a
                                                                chair standing on the kitchen table.
     ALEXANDERS                                                 Not far away at West Felton stands the attractive house named ‘Pradoe’ which was built in 1785
              of                                                for the Rev Pritchard. He was unable to pay the £5,000 it cost so he never lived there. At least
                                                                not in body - only in spirit. For many years the house has been haunted, presumably by the Rev
                                                                Pritchard, always accompanied by a King Charles spaniel. A subsequent owner’s dog, a black
                                                                labrador, once cowered with fright when a ‘presence’ entered the room and on other occasions
    OUTDOOR • DIY • COOKSHOP                                    furniture has moved by itself. Some time ago electricians twice returned to floorboards they had
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          UNDISCOUNTED ITEMS                                    listen carefully on a still night, you can hear the music of a blind fiddler lost for generations in
           on sales of £10 or more                              the caves. A local legend says he wandered into the old workings and he still fiddles desperately
                                                                to find a way out.
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                                                                The original Welshpool station, today a Scotch Wool shop, is also said to be haunted by children
                   01938 552329                                 who are heard playing on the old platform late at night.
                                      SILK SCREEN PRINTING      Welshpool’s Powis Castle, today a National Trust property, houses a fine furniture collection,
                                      WORKWEAR                  much of it coming from Clive of India whose son married a daughter of the Earl of Powis in 1784.
                                      LEISUREWEAR               The superb gardens which can be visited were laid out in 17th or early 18th centuries. Yet
                                      T-SHIRTS                  the castle has a ghostly tale from the early 1700s when a young woman was given work and
                                      POLO SHIRTS               accommodation so she could spin home-grown hemp and flax for the household. One evening
                                      FLEECES JACKETS           when the Earl was away she was visited through a locked door by a gentleman in a gold-laced hat
                                      SWEATSHIRTS               and waistcoat. She asked the apparition, ‘Who are you and what do you want?’
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                                                                The ghost told her to bring her candle and took her to a small room assuring her no harm would
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                                                                come to her. Then he lifted a floor board and bade that a hidden box and key should go to the Earl
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                                                                in London. The woman agreed and the box was duly delivered. The ghost never re-appeared and
                                                                Lord Powis never revealed the contents of the box.
                                      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
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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
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We had a really interesting weekend at The Ellesmere Food and Drink
Festival a week or two ago, where we tasted with around 400 people
                                                                               music • film • books
over 2 days. The star of the show? 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
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So when you next fill the fridge for a BBQ or a night in with friends,                  wanted
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                                                      member of the Fantastic Four and use their unique talents to tackle the various enemies
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          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.
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                                                       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
                 (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
         Traditional Sunday Roast with a glass of      who is involved in innovation and customer relations Llanidloes does appear to possess
       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
      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
                                                      now! Let me reveal a little secret to you. I am an entrepreneur who has done
                                                      into effective and progressive ways of marketing and doing business and has published
                                                      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
                                                      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
                                                      Use them first but do ask them if they are part of the Pool Card. From my own
                                                      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,
                                                      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
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

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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
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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
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                                                     Some	of	the	many	people	who	
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   the past 5 years the business                   • Free fitting plus valve and balancing
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    Tel: 01938 555689 • Fax: 01938 556537 • www.davegoretyres.co.uk

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     Make your home safe, choose Paddock Electrical                              INGREDIENT	X - A VERY
           • Domestic • Commercial • Industrial
               • Installations • Maintenance
                                                                                 SPECIAL ARTS EVENT
                                                                                 Ingredient X? What’s that? Read all about it .......!
                   • Testing & Inspection
                                                                                 Powys is a land of rich diversity, stretching from the uplands of the
     1. Six year no quibble guarantee against faulty                             Brecon Beacons in the south, to the valleys, hillsides and lakes of the
                                                                                 north - from the ancient capital of Machynlleth in the west, to the
        workmanship on all work undertaken                                       market towns in the east. And Powys is a county of artists. Painters,
     2. All work undertaken is tested and certified on                           printers, potters, sculptors, poets and playmakers, film-makers, music-
                                                                                 makers, craftsmakers, working in both traditional and new media.
        completion with a certificate issued for compliance                      And for four weeks, from mid-August to mid-September 2007, many
     3. All work carried out by qualified electricians                           of these artists will be sharing their work with audiences and visitors,
        approved by six governing bodies including                               through the extra dimension of Powys Arts Month - Ingredient X.
        Electrical Contractors Association                                       Powys Arts Forum, a charity run by artists for artists, is organising an
     4. We guarantee your property will be left clean                            arts month with a difference, with a wide variety of events taking place
        and tidy on completion of work                                           throughout the whole county.

                                                                                       During the Arts Month, members of the public, locals and visitors alike,
                                                                                       will have many opportunities, not just to view as audience or gallery-
          For a free information pack please call:                                     visitor, but to meet the makers. Artists in many media will open their
     Welshpool 01938 555521 or Newtown 01686 626282 studios, for you to enjoy their work, and talk to them about what they
                                                                                       have created, why, and how. Musicians, film-makers and theatre
                                                                                       directors will invite you to enjoy performances, and talk with them
                       Family run business established 15 years                        about their ideas and approaches. You can share a day with a poet,
                                                                        Testing and Inspection
                        Unit 2W Severn Farm Ind. Estate Appliance Testing ideas and inspiration. And Powys Arts Month also embraces
                                                                      Portable         exploring
                                                                                       our links lighting,
                                                           Full electrical installations, emergencywith other countries, through a celebration of Polish cultural
                        Welshpool • Powys • SY21 fire alarms plus lots more…… Oriel Davies Gallery in Newtown, an Indian summer at
                                                                                       links at the
                                                                                       Powis Castle,
                                                                We are only too happy to discuss your Latin American music in Machynlleth. There’ll be a
                                                                                       special a free, of
                                                            requirements and provide you withtour no the sculpture park at Lake Vyrnwy, exhibitions and
        Family run business established 15 years obligationopen studios in and around Llanfyllin, drama events at Welshpool
                                                                                       and Newtown Museums, folk music at Llandinam, Shakespeare at the
          www.paddockelectrical.co.uk                                                  Willow Globe near Rhayader ........... and much, much more throughout
                                                                                       the whole county.

                       Get Ahead Hats
                                                                                 There will be opportunities for families to take part in events, enjoying
                                                                                 the glories of the Powys countryside, with the Ingredient X of an arts
                                                                                 encounter adding to the experience.

                             A special hat for that                              The full brochure is available at local tourist offices and libraries.
                                                                                 This includes all the details, including a map giving a number and
                                 special occasion                                a reference for every venue offering “Ingredient X”, including access
                                                                                 details, dates and times. Or visit the Powys Arts Forum webside,
                                                           To hire               www.powysartsforum.org.uk, for more information.

                                                           To buy                This summer is the time to enjoy Powys and the arts in Powys. Make
                                                                                 this a summer with that added ingredient - X!
                                                        To Design                Ginny Graham, Chair, Powys Arts Forum

                                               The Latest designs
                                             and colours in stock
                                                  Also Jewellery                 MEIFOD	SHOW, DON’T
                                                and Accessories!
                                             10% off hire or buy                 MISS IT!
                                           for Pool Card holders                 Meifod Show is fast approaching on 21st July at the White House,
                                                        Sale hats                Meifod, where there will be donkey harness racing, and anyone over
                                                                                 16 can enter to drive a donke y on the day. Owners of dogs of all
                                                       from £20                  descriptions are invited to enter them for the fun dog show, lurcher
                                                                                 and terrier racing. There is a childrens fun fair, lots of games, stalls,
                                                Rurally located between          car boot sale, pony rides, falconry, ferrets and at tug of war to round
                                                       Montgomery and            off the day.
                                                 Bishops Castle (B4385)
                                                                                 James Jones-Perrott of Montgomeryshire Meats in Llansantffraid will
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                                                   but off chance callers        in the fun!!
                                                        always welcome

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12                                    20a/21a Berriew Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7SQ
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                                                                        Over 3,000 sq ft showroom
                                                                        Opposite Laura Ashley - just follow
                                                                        the sign from the roundabout
    Mid Wales Largest                                                   • LCD/Plasma TVs • Appliances
    Discount Showroom                                                   • Quality Kitchens

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3,000sq.ft. of LCD/Plasma T.V.’s; built-in         entertainment range.                                finishes and styles to choose from including
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                                                   a T.V. with built-in Freeview. All T.V’s are        home and reflects your personal touch in
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                                                                                                       welcoming feeling through warm colours and
Hitachi, Philips and so many more at low, low
                                                   We deal with all the top manufacturers              softly sculptured design. We can capture your
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                                                   including Sony, Hitachi, JVC, Philips, LG,          perfect kitchen inspired by light, space and
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                                                   Toshiba and with prices you will find difficult     ease of movement to create an elegant style
showroom; if we don’t have it in, then be
                                                   to beat, and, as we say, “Top brands at low         and functional design.
assured we will get it for you.
                                                                                                       Whether a flat or a penthouse; a semi or
When you think of appliances from fridges,         If you need to have your T.V. installed we can      country manor at Vision Appliances your
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and offer a free delivery service.                 your complete package, just call 01686 628777       •Top brands at low prices
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You can come and see us Monday to Saturday                                                             • Service & aftersales service second to none
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                                                            SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL	
     caffé milano                                           EVENTS AND JOIN IN...
                                                            Over the last three weeks The Pool Card has thoroughly enjoyed
                                                            participating in three locally organised events. We would like to thank
                                                            the organisers of Newtown Carnival, Welshpool Festival of Transport
                                                            and the Dragon Boat Race (in aid of Severn Hospice) for some fantastic
                                                            fun days. We were lucky enough to come 2nd in our class in the
                                                            Carnival procession (not sure how many were in our class), signed
                                                            up new cardholders after the Carnival and at the Transport Festival
                                                            and capsized the boat on the way to the start line of the Dragon Boat
                                                            Race. Many thanks to all those involved with The Pool Card teams
                                                            especially Sorath Partnership, Scotprint, Jones & Co, Dinky Drama,
     Costa & fairtrade                                      Livewire Sounds, Aces Entertainments, Liberty Carpets, M T S L,
                                                            Pixcellence, Working Lunch Wales, Derwen Garden Centre, Heritage
     coffee at                                              Furniture Stripping, Owens Travelmaster, Storm Communications
                                                            and Pimentos.
     Milano’s prices...

     Find us at      liberty
     Old Chapel Court,
     off English Walls
     and Church Street,                                                                                       Before-	The	Pool	
     Oswestry, Shropshire.                                                                                    Card	team	at	the	
                                                                                                              Dragon	Boat	race

     Tel: 01691 680337

                                                              After	-	Getting	the	
                                                                       hang	of	it!

                                                                                                      The	Pool	Card	stand	at	
                                                                                                      the	Newtown	Carnival

            10%	OFF	SELECTED	BEDS
     ■   Carpets       ■   Blinds        Huge	13,000	sq.	
     ■   Vinyl         ■   Beds           ft.	Showroom
     ■   Rugs          ■   Mattresses     Open	7	days	                   At	the	Festival	
     ■   Curtains      ■   Lighting         a	week                         of	Transport
                                                      TAXI	FOR	POOL	CARD!
             01686	622500
     10	Dyffryn	Enterprise	Park	•	Pool	Road	•	Newtown
                                                            I have been a taxi driver for four years, working for Lyn’s Taxi. I have
                                                            now started my own business and using the Pool Card and magazine to
                    www.libertycarpets.co.uk                promote myself. 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
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
                                                                    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
                                                                    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:

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     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
                                                                           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
             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: newtown.mtsl@btconnect.com 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
                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 m.barnes@the-pool-card.co.uk
                                                                           David Pugh   01686 627755 davidpugh05@aol.com
                                                                           Robyn Benbow 01938 810485 benbow@orange.net

                                                                           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:	reception@dragonhotel.com		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
pub fun day at the Queens on Sunday July        will all be held in the afternoon. The army


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

                                                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
                                                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.

                                                                                                      DECORATING	CENTRE
                                                                                                   ALL COLOUR MIXING AVAILABLE
                                                                                                INCLUDING DISCONTINUED COLOURS
                                                                                                20%	Off undiscounted wallpaper and
                                                                                                 10%	Off coloured emulsion (Retail only)
                                                                                                 Unit 25, Mochdre Ind. Est. Newtown
                                                                                                            01686	623523

                                                                                                                 (WELSHPOOL) LTD
                                                                                                Agricultural, Timber, Building and Steel Fabrication
                                                                                                                 Supplies & Services
                                                                          Llanidloes	           Discounts on fencing materials, metal & wooden gates
                                                                          carnival	                     Canal Side, Severn Road, Welshpool,
                                                                          queen	with	her	
                                                                                                                  Powys, SY21 7AR
                                                                                                    Tel: (01938) 555340 Fax: (01938) 552592

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                                                           WHAT HAPPENED THEN?
                                                            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
                                                           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

                                                           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

                                                                                                                 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. There was an old saying that “When         Newtown Local History Group can be contacted
                               with every order            Birmingham catches a cold Newtown contracts           c/o Rhoswen, Bryn Street, Newtown, Powys,
      T:	01686	621299 Unit 3, Vastre Ent. Pk.              a fatal disease”. That too was to be avoided.         SY16 2HW or by email at: davidpugh05@aol.com.
     M:	07971	020096 Newtown 01686 622686
                                                           Here we see the emergence of modern Newtown.

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new cars
The	all	new	FordMondeo	is	in	our	showroom	now.

Please	call	to	arrange	a	test	drive	
in	the	All New Ford Mondeo

used cars
For	the	best	deals	on	used	cars	visit	wrdavies
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                                                                   Any used car bought between 1st July and 15th August will come
                                                                   with a two night break in the honeymoon suite of Mellington Hall.
                                                                   This wonderful offer will also include a 3-course Meal and full
                                                                   English breakfast. Conditions apply.

 06 Ford, ST-2, 2.5 3dr                                                       04 Ford, Fiesta, 1.4 Flame
 performance	blue,	Metallic,	Petrol,	Manual,	6	Speed	£16,995                  Silver,	Metallic,	Hatch,	3	Door,	Petrol,	Manual,	5	Speed,	£6,495
 04 Mitsubishi, Space Star, Equipe                                            04 Ford, Fiesta, 1.4 flame Ac 5 Door
 Silver,	Metallic,	Hatch,	5	Door,	Petrol,	Manual,	5	Speed	£5,995              Black	(	Panther	),	Metallic,	Hatch,	5	Door,	Petrol,	Manual,	5	Speed,	£6,495
 06 Ford, S-Max, 1.8 Zetec TDci                                               06 Vauxhall Zafira 1.8 Sri
 Machine	Silver,	Metallic,	Diesel,	Manual,	6	Speed,	£17,995                   Breeze	Blue,	Metallic,	4	Door,	Petrol,	Manual,	£11,995
 05 Mitsubishi, Shogun, Pinin Gdi Warrior                                     04 Jaguar S-Type 3.0 SE 4x4
 Grey,	4X4,	Petrol,	Manual,	5	Speed,	£10,995                                  Silver,	Metallic,	Petrol,	Automatic,	5	Speed,	£13,995
 02 Honda, Jazz, 1.4 5dr                                                      05 Ford Mondeo 1.8lx
 Blue,	Metallic,	Hatch,	5	Door,	Petrol,	Manual,	5	Speed,	£6,495               Metallic	Silver,	5	Dr,	Petrol,	Manual,	£8,495
 03 Ford, Focus, 1.6 Zetec                                                    06 Ford Mondeo Zetec Tdci 130
 metropolis	blue,	Metallic,	Petrol,	Manual,	5	Speed,	£5,995                   Stardust	Silver,	Diesel,	6	spd	Manual,	£13,495
 02 Ford, Focus, 2.0 Ghia 5 Door                                              07 Ford Mondeo 2.2tdci 115ps 5dr
 Silver,	Metallic,	Hatch,	5	Door,	Petrol,	Manual,	5	Speed,	£6,995             Tonic	Blue,	Hatch,	6spd	manual,	£16,995
 05 Ford, Focus, 2.0 Ghia All New Shape                                       05 Ford, Mondeo, 2.0 Ghia X
 Aqua	Blue,	Metallic,	Hatch,	5	Door,	Petrol,	Manual,	6	Speed,	£10,495         Pepper	red,	Metallic,	Petrol,	Manual,	5	Speed,	£10,995
 06 Ford, Focus, 1.8 125sp Siv Sport                                          05 Ford, Mondeo, 2.0 Zetec (145ps) 5spd 5dr
 Black	(	Panther	),	Metallic,	Sports,	Hatch,	Petrol,	Automatic,	£11,495       Magnum	Grey,	Metallic,	Petrol,	Manual,	5	Speed,	£8,695
 04 Ford, Focus, ST 170 5 Door                                                06 Ford, Galaxy, 1.8 Zetec Tdci
 Panther	Black,	Metallic,	Sports,	Petrol,	Manual,	6	Speed,	£9,495             sea	grey,	Metallic,	£19,995
 06 Ford, Fiesta, zetec climate 1.25 A/C                                      04 Toyota, Yaris, 1.5 T Sport
 Moondust	Silver,	Metallic,	Hatch,	5	Door,	Petrol,	Manual,	5	Speed,	£7,795    Thunder	Grey,	Metallic,	Sports,	Petrol,	Manual,	5	Speed,	£7,995

Salop Road, Welshpool, Powys 01938 552391
Pool Road, Newtown, Powys 01686 625514                                                                                       MOTOR GROUP

       20th - 23rd July
       Floral Fiesta (4 days)                                           £259
       3 nights half board at the 4* Hilton Hotel, Leicester
       Entry to: Barnsdale Gardens, Belvoir Castle,
       Easton Walled Garden & Grimsthorpe Castle.

       3rd - 6th July                                                   £259
       Norfolk (4 days)
       3 nights half board at the 3* Holiday Inn Hotel,
       Norwich. Trip on the Bure Valley Steam Railway
                                                                               COME	AND	SEE	OUR	7	NEW	
       to Wroxham, lunch in Wroxham, Cruise on the
       Norfolk Broads, Entry to Sandringham House
                                                                               WATER	BUFFALO	AT	CORS	DYFI
                                                                               Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust is using a herd of water buffalo
       Estate & Gardens                                                        as an alternative to native cattle to manage their wetland
                                                                               reserve, Cors Dyfi, near Machynlleth.
                                                                               Water buffalo are such a successful grazing tool that on the 18th
       3rd - 6th August                                                        April 2007 the Trust purchased seven more from a buffalo farm near
                                                                               Mold, to join the existing three which had been on site for a year.
       Yorkshire - Heartbeat Country (4 Day)
       3 nights half board at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Harrogate                 The water buffalo are now starting to make a big impact on the
       Ride on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway                               reserve. They graze indiscriminately, surviving on scrub, gorse,
                                                                               birch and willow - a diet native cows would probably refuse to eat.
       Entry to Castle Howard plus free time in Whitby                         Tony Senior, Reserves Officer with Montgomeryshire Wildlife
                                                                               Trust in Welshpool, said native breeds could suffer “health
                                                                               problems” if they were used to graze the harsh pasture at the
                                                                               Cors Dyfi Reserve. They also create muddy wallows and break
       13th - 17th August                                               £375   up the ground with their hooves, which makes ideal habitats for
       Edinburgh Military Tattoo (4 days)                                      birds such as lapwings.
       4 nights half board at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow
                                                                               Take a stroll along the short circular walk and see if you can
       with full Scottish Breakfast, Top price tickets for the Tattoo          spot any of our water buffalo enjoying the lush vegetation and
       Guided tour of Edinburgh, Excursions to Perth & through                 wallowing in the pools.
       the Trossachs.                                                          Cors Dyfi is situated 31/2 miles south west of Machynlleth on the
                                                                               A487 Aberystwyth road just south of Morben Isaf caravan park.
                                                                               Grid reference is SN 701985.

       15th - 20th August
       Luxembourg (6 days)
       1 night half board in France followed by 4 nights half board
                                                                        £419   MELLINGTON	HALL
                                                                               Mellington Hall Hotel is a 17th Century Victorian Gothic Mansion
       at the 3* Grand Hotel, Vianden with a choice of menu.                   set in 280 acres of Mature Gardens & tranquil parkland currently
       Excursions to Monschau, Trier & the city of Luxembourg.                 run by Lance & Vanessa Thomas as a family run enterprise which
                                                                               offers a truly unique location, whether it be for a relaxing night away
                                                                               wedding reception, private dinner party or romantic meal for two.

                                                                               Mellington Hall Hotel has a long and fascinating history stretching
       18th - 25th August
       Austria: Lake District (8 days)
                                                                        £499   back over the last 150 years but still retains many of it¹s original
                                                                               features including it¹s mullioned windows, oak paneling & beautiful
       2 Overnights in Belgium or Germany, 5 nights half board                 staircase. The hall today has been furnished with modern fabrics &
       at the 3* Annerlhof, Traunkirchen, Guided tour of Salzburg,             refreshing tomes with classic designs which combined create style
       Entrances to: Ascent on the Schafberg Rack Railway,                     & comfort. The Hall has recently been undergoing renovations
                                                                               of a further 5 accommodation rooms ,all being refurbished to an
       Boat Trip on Lake Traunsee, Cable Railway to the                        exceptional standard, bringing the total number of en-suite rooms to
       Hohensalzberg Fortress, Imperial Villa at Bad Ischl &                   10, accommodating up to 25 people in total.
       Hallstatt Salt Mine.
                                                                               Mellington Hall Hotel has earned it¹s reputation as the place to dine
                                                                               due to the personal achievements of Lance Thomas & his team who
                                                                               wherever possible use local ingredients of the highest quality, with
       London Show: Grease (3 days)
                                                                               meats from local farmers markets & produce from near by smokeries
       Includes ticket to show                                                 so that many of the dishes are traceable to source. Celtic Pride Beef
                                                                               in particular is a specialty dish of the hotel. Both Lunch & evening a
       2 nights Bed & English Breakfast in luxury 4*                           la carte restaurant menus offer an extensive choice at realistic prices
       Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch. Free time for sightseeing                as does the hugely popular Sunday Lunch Menu. Along side the a la
       & shopping in London. Returning home via Windsor.                       carte menus is also a bar menu which at lunchtimes offers you light
                                                                               bites & in the evening dishes up the good old traditional favorites.

                                                                               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

20                                      20a/21a Berriew Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7SQ
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 enquiries@the-pool-card.co.uk
                                                                               £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
                                                                               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
                                                                                                    17 Berriew Street,

                                                                                                    THE WIDEST CHOICE
                                                                                                    OF CARPETS & VINYLS
                                                                                                    IN WALES

              T: 01938 555984 E: enquiries@the-pool-card.co.uk 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
£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

                                                    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

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     29, 30 & 1 July Arts & Craft Exhibition                                               St Mary’s Church, Welshpool                                                    01938 552314
     29 - 1 July     Llanfyllin Workhouse Festival                                         Llanfyllin - www.workhousefestival.co.uk
     1               Organic Afternoon                                                     Nr Talgarth - Contact Powys Countryside Access Team                            01597 827467
     1               Teddy Bears Picnic                                                    Rock Park, Llandrindod Wells
     2-7             Llandrindod Wells Carnival                                            Llandrindod Wells
     4               Evening Motocross Series                                              Cwmythig Hill, Nr Rhayader. 6:45pm                                             01597 811557 (Evenings Only)
     6               Llanidloes Fancy Dress                                                Llanidloes                                                                     www.llanidloes.com
     7&8             Sustainable Science Symposium                                         CAT, Machynlleth. £10.00                                                       01654 705957
     8               Bog Snorkelling Triathlon                                             Llanwrtyd Wells - http://llanwrtyd-wells.powys.org.uk                          01591 610332
     8               Rock Park Summer Soaker                                               Llandrindod Wells
     8               Car Boot Sale                                                         Brecon Rugby Field - From 11am
     14              Llanidloes Carnival                                                   Llanidloes                                                                     www.llanidloes.com
     14              Trail Offa                                                            Offas Dyke Path Nr Knighton. 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 - info@yamaha-offroad-experience.co.uk                              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
     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: festival@llanidloes.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

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OLDFORD	COMMUNITY	                                                                                 JUNE
SHOW	2007                                                                                          COMPETITION
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. More details will be
available for the next issue, WATCH THIS SPACE. Trains currently run between Llynclys
and Pant’s Penygarreg Lane with efforts continuing to make possible a service through to
Oswestry and Gobowen at some future date.

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Spar Broad Street 01686 626152                                                                                      Workinglunchwales.co.uk

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