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Classic Car Enthusiasts Visit Powys on Special Tour

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Montgomery welcomed another group of classic car enthusiasts as Country Lane Tours brought around 40 vehicles to the city on their ’12th Credit Crunch Special’ tour of the Welsh borders.

The group enjoyed a tour of the collections of the Cloverlands Model Car Museum and a buffet lunch at the Dragon Hotel, as well as a city walk and a visit to the Old Bell Museum. The tour also included a wine tasting at Kerry Vale Vineyard.

Ian Glass, the tour organizer, said: “Everyone loved the city and The Dragon made a superb lunch for the group. Both museums impressed, and I don’t think anyone has walked out of Bunners without buying something.

The collections appeal to visiting assessors

The Antiques and Collectibles Valuation Event with Halls, held earlier in September at Montgomery Town Hall, was a big success, according to Maryanne Lineker-Mobberley, head of the silverware and jewelry, from the fine arts department.

With all the booking slots filled, Maryanne and valuation expert Alexander Clement were busy throughout the day providing a free valuation of antiques and collectibles to those in attendance.

A stunning collection of jewelry, with pieces dating back to the 19th century, was a particular highlight, as well as a collection of local interest silver spoons adorned with figurative Montgomeryshire Yeomanry handles.

A salt-glazed stoneware studio pottery jug by contemporary potter Lisa Hammond has also been featured for the upcoming Halls auction with a pre-sale estimate of £ 100-150.

Large green sorting

Montgomery Energy Group encourages everyone to do their part during Great Big Green Week and beyond.

The events that will close Great Big Green Week on Sunday, September 26 will include tidying up and garbage pickup in town, as well as a garage sale and garden distribution day to relocate items locally.

The city cleaning and street sweeping organized by the city council will take place on Sunday from 10 a.m.

Volunteers are invited to meet at the town hall, bringing their own brooms, etc. if they wish (although some can be provided). Priority areas will be identified at that time.

On the same day, a garage sale and a day of gifts in Montgomery – a requested revival of a highly successful June event – will see townspeople placing goods to relocate in front of their homes. Items can be offered for sale, free of charge or for a charitable donation. Relocating items locally will also help those who cannot make it to recycling sites or charity shops in Newtown or Welshpool, or save that mileage.

If you would like to host a giveaway or sale outside of your Montgomery property, be it a table or a full yard, please contact news[email protected] to be included as one of the locations.

For those who will come to browse the day, the organizers plan to put a map of the places on the back of the town hall, as well as the list of places and details on Facebook (see fb.me/montgomerypowys or fb.me/MontgomeryEnergyGroup).

Memories

In a captivating speech for Monty Hour, Sue Blower, perhaps better known as the Montgomery Town Crier, recounted how she was instrumental in establishing a nursing school in a Romanian orphanage.

Sue’s speech recalled the dark days of the CeauÅŸescu regime in Romania when, with the ban on all forms of birth control, many families were pressured to abandon their newborns. While CeauÅŸescu and his wife lived in unprecedented splendor, the majority struggled in extreme poverty and simply could not afford to feed a large family, resulting in an explosion of “orphanages”.

Sue, a trained nurse, was chosen to travel to Bucharest and establish the first nursing school to support those working in the dire conditions of orphanages. Sue’s school was attached to the infectious diseases hospital ‘Colentina’ in central Bucharest.

Although Sue spared her audiences the darker photographs, her story made it clear how children could be left chained in cots and still in diapers at four or five.

There were happier stories too and for a number of years Sue was able to take a group of Coleg Powys students to help out and learn good practices at school, a life-changing experience for them. youth. There was a great deal of generosity on the part of Great Britain and the community of Montgomery alone raised substantial sums to equip the school.

For a fascinating glimpse into one of the darkest periods in recent Romanian history, and how a Montgomeryshire nurse brought hope, visit https://montgomery.cloud/hour.


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