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1 week ago

Photos from Visit Montgomery's post

Alien 'Tree Lizard' found near Montgomery !!
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A brave farmer has clearly been attacking this 7 metre monster on the skyline just outside Montgomery with a chain saw but has so far failed to completely fell the beast.

The natural tree monster was clearly visible as you drove out of Montgomery towards Church Stoke a few days ago.

Thanks to Bruce Lawson for spotting this one.

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2 weeks ago

Photos from Visit Montgomery's post

Montgomery Castle and Long Mountain at Sunset tonight. We've had a fabulous, hot spring day here 🙂

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2 weeks ago

Photos from Visit Montgomery's post

Cloverlands May-Day Open day photos
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The special May-Day exhibition at Cloverlands Model Car Museum. here in Montgomery, was a great success and enjoyed by a host of visitors throughout the day. Many visitors have already posted some lovely feedback and comments back onto the Cloverlands facebook page.

These photos are from the event showing a selection of intricately hand crafted models, on display by the visiting 'The Motor Museum in Miniature', that were here for the day only alongside the 3500+ Cloverlands collection.

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3 weeks ago

Photos from Visit Montgomery's post

WALK UP SNOWDON
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Full article and lots more photos here ... http://visitmontgomery.co.uk/snowdon-walk/

We took full advantage of the good Spring weather on Saturday April 23rd by driving out to Snowdonia and walking the 'Pyg Track' route up to the summit of Snowdon.

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1 month ago

Beautiful Berriew

Just 3 miles out from Montgomery lies the wonderful small village of Berriew. As the river 'Riew' flows through the village it cascades over rocks forming waterfalls and rock pools. A wonderful place to visit and explore...

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1 month ago

Photos from Visit Montgomery's post

Cloud Rainbow early yesterday morning at Town Hill, Montgomery

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1 month ago

MONTGOMERY OLYMPICS

WELSH LAMB - MONTGOMERY OLYMPICS
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Lambs having a crazy half hour in Montgomery just before sunset.

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1 month ago

Watercolour Painting Demonstration at Kerryvale Vineyard studios

Artist Andrew Jenkins presented a 2 hour watercolour painting demonstration highlighting his technique and approach to producing his trademark landscape images.

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1 month ago

Photos from Visit Montgomery's post

MEG Litter pick day - 8th APRIL 2017
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8 volunteer litter pickers from Montgomery spent 2 hours on Saturday 8th April 2017 in bright sunshine clearing litter from locations around the town and local walking routes. Bags, Holding Hoops, Litter picker sticks, gloves and hi-vis waistcoats were provided by 'Keep Wales Tidy'. Interestingly... most of the litter collected from the Castle area, lanes and slopes mainly consisted of quite old glass / plastic bottles and drinks tins.

This is good news as it shows that very little recent litter has been deposited and our visitors can now enjoy a litter free Montgomery visit, plus our townsfolk can have even more pride in our lovely location and town. MEG (Montgomery Energy Group) plan to repeat this exercise every few months as this will help keep our environment looking at its best in support of the town's 'Destination Montgomery' scheme.

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1 month ago

Dragon Big Band

We drove out to Church Stoke last night to the 'Horse and Jockey' pub for a drink while being entertained by the 'Dragon Big Band' - their regular Wednesday night live entertainment.

Their lineup last night consisted of a 12 strong mix of musicians playing keyboard, drums and guitars as well as a good selection of Saxophones, Trumpets and slide trombones to complete the big band sound.

The 'Dragon Big Band' perform an entertaining mix of Swing, Jazz and big Band favourites with familiar tunes added into their set along the way.

It's a nice way to spend a Wednesday evening and their performance is usually 8pm through to 10.30pm ..

Ring the 'Horse and Jockey' to confirm times and dates on T:01588 620060

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1 month ago

Photos from Visit Montgomery's post

Murder Mystery Evening in Montgomery town
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Last night guests of Lord Louche were entertained in his 80 room manor here in the centre of Montgomery ( which incidentally looks very much like our very own Ivy House Cafe 😉 ) as part of a nationwide evening of murder mystery raising funds for the Macmillan charity. The Dinner party, set in the early 1920's, set the host 'Lord Louche' alongside his long suffering wife 'Lady La-DiDah', her long time cook 'Mrs Beetroot', their faithful - but somewhat clumsy - butler 'Lenny Oopsidaisy', a rich American colleague 'Neville Loudmouth', a fluent french speaking Marchioness De Fromage, a somewhat shady Reverand Ruff and a selection of other guests. Suspicions became elevated when it was announced by the butler that he had found a young 25 years old - budding American actress dead on the bathroom floor. A series of confessions and revelations by various guests then followed as the intrigue mounted following a

Thanks to John and Anita of 'Old MontyCider' for inviting us to their Murder Mystery Party... which raised £160 for the Macmillan charity. ... See more

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1 month ago

Beautiful Spring Montgomery morning walk

Early morning walk through mist from our cottage upto Town Hill
( HINT: To get best view just Click the top right hand corner up/down arrow to view in full screen when you hover over a photo 🙂 )

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2 months ago

Photos from Visit Montgomery's post

Town Hill walk high above Montgomery early this morning....

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2 months ago

Montgomery Wales

Welcome back to our mayor Eric Fairbrother who has been in Hungary to celebrate the bicentenary of Hungarian poet János Arany. Arany wrote the 1857 epic ballad "A walesi bárdok", telling of the slaughter of 500 bards at Montgomery Castle by Edward I, which is well-known in Hungary and learnt by all school children there.

Eric was invited to attend a special performance of Karl Jenkins' cantata "The Bards of Wales", based on Arany's historical and allegorical poem. The Freemen of Montgomery awarded the honour of posthumous Freeman status to the poet, and Eric presented the scroll on behalf of the Freemen in Budapest.

The poem in the original Hungarian, and English translation by Peter Zollman (1997) [Zollman's translation was presented to the National Library of Wales in 2007 and used by Jenkins]
http://visegrad.typotex.hu/visegrad.php?page=work&auth_id=118&work_id=1088&tran_id=1917

The best-known English translation by Watson Kirkconnell

[Dwi ddim yn gallu ffeindio y cyfieithiad Cymraeg gan Twm Morys ar-lein - os oes gynnoch chi link, gadewch i mi wybod - diolch! 🙂 ]

Images courtesy of "Concert Masters International Budapest"
[Sorry, we are unable to give permission for these images to be used elsewhere] ... See more

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2 months ago

mywelshpool.co.uk

A very clever marketing campaign to promote the town... congratulations to all involved

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2 months ago

Photos from Visit Montgomery's post

Our 'Win a Spring weekend in Montgomery' competition winner, Laura Morris, and family were presented with their wonderful selection of gifts from TasteMontgomery members during their stay this weekend here in Montgomery.

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2 months ago

Town hill walk in February snow

Walked up Town Hill Montgomery this morning at sunrise and captured some really lovely scenes. Montgomery town had a light dusting of snow but at the top of Town Hill the snow was 2 inches deep. The yellow tinted sun created some really pleasant hues and the snow made the monument at the top of the hill appear crisp and wonderful. Just a few hours later it turned to rain and washed it all away.

It was one of those magical mornings where I reckon I could have simply placed the camera on the ground, kicked it and it would have taken a fabulous photo 🙂

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2 months ago

Montgomery Wales

The Bards of Wales

Montgomery's Mayor, Eric Fairbrother, will head to Budapest on Tuesday to attend a special performance of a musical interpretation of "The Bards of Wales" by Welsh composer Sir Karl Jenkins.

"The Bards of Wales is an epic ballad written by the Hungarian poet János Arany (1817-1882) which describes the slaughter by Edward I of five hundred Welsh bards at a banquet in Montgomery Castle, for refusing to sing his praises as their conqueror. The work is allegorical, addressing the trials of the Hungarian people, and is now regarded as the national ballad of Hungary, well known throughout Hungary and taught in all Hungarian schools."

The performance will mark the bicentenary of the birth of the poet János Arany and, as a gesture of goodwill, the Freemen of Montgomery have awarded the honour of posthumous Freeman status to the poet. Hungary is delighted by this, and Eric will have the honour of presenting the Freeman scroll on behalf of the Town at a ceremony in

"Montgomery is at the heart of a unique cultural crossover linking Wales and Hungary. We are the only town in Wales to have this link, and it is important in maintaining our friendship with our neighbours in Europe. This will be a national event in Hungary and will bring some good publicity for Montgomery both here in Wales and in Hungary." - Eric Fairbrother ... See more

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2 months ago

Photos from Visit Montgomery's post

Life after Doris !!!
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We walked up Town Hill above Montgomery early this morning after the severe storm 'Doris' of yesterday. What a lovely change to the views... All the mist, drizzle and overcast skies were replaced with sun, blue sky and a little WARMTH !!! 🙂

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3 months ago

Visit Montgomery

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3 months ago

Photos from Visit Montgomery's post

OUR GRAND PRIZE DRAW WINNER !!!!
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Our Lady Town Crier, Sue Blower is seen here with Ifor Humphreys ( TasteMontgomery Chairman ) after drawing the winning name from the hat ( in fact it was a rather nice Teapot due to the number of entries being too many for Sues hat !! ) ... Congratulations to LAURA MORRIS on winning our weekend break prize. AND.. Many thanks to all of you that took the time to enter our competition. It has been great fun interacting with you all over the last month.
Very best wishes to everyone from David & Anthea Wilson - VisitMontgomery

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3 months ago

Foggy Town Hill winter Walk

We left our cottage this morning in Dense, freezing Fog !!!

Our first hint that it was going to be a lovely walk was when we emerged above the fog as we got to Montgomery Castle above the town. Corndon and hilltops were just visible and it was certain then that Town hill, being far higher, was going to be well worth the climb.

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3 months ago

Morwens Montgomery Meats

Welsh Black beef at £7 per kg !!!
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Morwens Montgomery Meats, One of our TasteMontgomery members is offering local meat products at prices that rival generic, Tesco prices at just £7 per kg !!! Well worth contacting Phil to place that order for your freezers ! Phil will cut your purchase into sizes ideal for individual freezer bags for 1/2/3/4/5/6 people - easy to freeze, defrost and cook. At these prices these offers may not be around for long 🙂

SPECIAL OFFER

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3 months ago

Dragon UAV

Click and hold then drag to view 360 degrees view of Montgomery from over the castle...

Dragon UAV 360 Panorama of Montgomery Castle, Mid-Wales.

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3 months ago

Foggy Town Hill winter Walk

We left our cottage this morning in Dense, freezing Fog !!!

Our first hint that it was going to be a lovely walk was when we emerged above the fog as we got to Montgomery Castle above the town. Corndon and hilltops were just visible and it was certain then that Town hill, being far higher, was going to be well worth the climb.

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3 months ago

Foggy Town Hill winter Walk

We left our cottage this morning in Dense, freezing Fog !!!

Our first hint that it was going to be a lovely walk was when we emerged above the fog as we got to Montgomery Castle above the town. Corndon and hilltops were just visible and it was certain then that Town hill, being far higher, was going to be well worth the climb.

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4 months ago

Foggy Town Hill winter Walk

We left our cottage this morning in Dense, freezing Fog !!!

Our first hint that it was going to be a lovely walk was when we emerged above the fog as we got to Montgomery Castle above the town. Corndon and hilltops were just visible and it was certain then that Town hill, being far higher, was going to be well worth the climb.

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5 months ago

Visit Montgomery

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5 months ago

Photos from Visit Montgomery's post

Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of St. Nicholas church Bell Tower. We were treated to a 360 degree rooftop view from the tower plus informative talks on the bell chamber, clock mechanisms and other levels. Full article here... http://visitmontgomery.co.uk/st-nicholas-church-tower

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5 months ago

December walk up Town Hill

Frosty morning walk from Montgomery with mystical views above our town and views across into Shropshire.

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5 months ago

Timeline Photos

Frosty Morning turning warm red as the winter sun rises this morning...

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5 months ago

Visit Montgomery

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6 months ago

Montgomery at Xmas

Montgomery Christmas festival - Friday Nov 25
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Montgomery town turn on their Xmas lights this Friday November 25th. Here are photos we captured last Xmas

time... Press the SHARE button and let your friends and family across the UK know just how lovely our wonderful

town is !

The Montgomery Christmas festival starts at 6.15pm with a gathering of Parents and Children at St. Nicholas

Church gates. At 6.30pm they form a Lantern Parade and follow Santa downhill into Broad Street and along to the

Town Hall where the lights will be officially turned on.

Festival festivities will include Christmas craft stalls in the Town Hall with craft sessions available for

children while waiting to meet Santa in his grotto with the elves - childrens entry fee of £2.

Mulled wine and mince pies will be available for adults at a small charge.

The Montgomery Christmas lights festoon all the main streets leading into Montgomery and are an annual

for visitors during the festive season. SHARE SHARE SHARE please 🙂 ... See more

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6 months ago

This mornings Super Moon setting beyond Montgomery Castle. Not quite as good positioning as a few weeks ago when it set beyond the castle walls.. Surprisingly, at full zoom my camera manages to capture craters quite well 🙂

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6 months ago

VisitMontgomery Hi-Res Screensavers

FREE VisitMontgomery/Powis Castle PC DESKTOP DOWNLOADS
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1300 pixels wide hi-res images for use as PC screensaver and Desktop backgrounds.
Brighten up your PC screen with a VisitMontgomery FREE screensaver / desktop photo. We visited Powis Castle last weekend and captured some wonderful images of the Autumn Colours in the gardens. Some of them make really colourful PC desktop and Screensaver backgrounds.. Here they are.. simply view the image by clicking on one first.. then right click and select 'Save image.. ' . Save it to your hard disc in a directory that you will remember.. then tell your PC to load it as a screensaver/PC desktop image. Windows 7 - 8 - 10 can even scroll through all of them with a delay that you set. I'll post instructions as to how to download and install them later for those that do not know how to do this 🙂 ENJOY 🙂 - David & Anthea

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7 months ago

Timeline Photos

Todd and Deborah - a Charcoal Sketch
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This is the latest small project from Dan Yeomans, a local Llandysil artist living near Montgomery. It is a charcoal sketch of Todd and Deborah, two well known and loved residents of Montgomery. See the full photo and more examples of Dans work here ... https://twitter.com/Dan_Yeomans/status/789026718275276800/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

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7 months ago

Photos from Visit Montgomery's post

'Twice round the Moon and back' -- Jackdaw early morning games!

These shots were taken at 9am today. The moon set behind Monty Castle around 1.5 hours later compared to yesterday and that gave the sun rising over Corndon a little more time to shine brighter on the castle and early Autumnal trees.

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7 months ago

Photos from Visit Montgomery's post

This mornings MoonSet over Montgomery Castle...
Taken at 7.15am this morning - the full moon was slowly sinking behind the castle as the sun rose beyond Corndon hill.

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7 months ago

Welsh Assembly Senedd visit • Visit Montgomery

Town Crier at the Welsh Assembly Building, Cardiff.
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Full Article at http://visitmontgomery.co.uk/senedd-visit
Montgomery Residents trip to the Welsh Assembly Senedd building to view the large painting of Montgomery Town Crier ( Sue Blower ) being prominently displayed there. See the days Full story and dozens of photos here ... http://visitmontgomery.co.uk/senedd-visit

Welsh Assembly Senedd Visit Montgomeryshire AM unveils painting Montgomery residents took a trip to the Welsh Assembly building in Cardiff for the unveiling of a painting of their Town Crier, Sue Blower, in full ceremonial regalia. The painting, by local artist Daniel Yeomans of Llandysil, is on pr...

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7 months ago

Visit Montgomery's cover photo

Misty Corndon October sunrise

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7 months ago

Photos from Visit Montgomery's post

This mornings wonderful Misty October sunrise..

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7 months ago

Timeline Photos

First wonderful Misty October sunrise from Montgomery at 7.10am this morning...

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7 months ago

Photos from Visit Montgomery's post

I F O R ' S -- W E L S H -- W A G Y U -- F A R M -- T O U R
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We were treated to a tour of Ifor's Welsh Wagyu farm near Abermule and have lots more photos of these gorgeous speciality Beef cattle in our full article on our website here... http://visitmontgomery.co.uk/wagyu-farm

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7 months ago

Timeline Photos

Anthea and I were treated to a grand tour of Ifor Humphreys farmland near Abermule - Home of the Ifor's Wagyu beef cattle !! Here is a shot taken from one of Ifors fields, high on a hill, of Corndon perfectly framed beyond a shallow valley !!

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8 months ago

Photos from Visit Montgomery's post

Ffridd Walk Montgomery this afternoon...

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8 months ago

Gardening Club - Visit to Millichope Park - 12th September 2016 • Visit Montgomery

Montgomery Garden Club's visit to Millichope Walled Gardens.. 12th September 2016.. http://visitmontgomery.co.uk/gardening-club-visit-millichope-park-12th-september-2016/

Montgomery Gardening Club Wildegoose Nursery Visit 12th September 2016 Millichope Park Walled Garden, Munslow, Shropshire, SY7 9HE The Montgomery Gardening club travelled out into the Shropshire hills to Wildegoose Nurseries within the walled gardens of Millichope Park near Munslow. Laura and Jack,...

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8 months ago

Timeline Photos

Sunrises over Corndon as seen from Montgomery are often quite spectacular.. This moody sunrise shot was taken in 2013. ( After clicking it to view try then clicking the little up/down arrow that appears when you hover in the top right hand corner to view it at full screen )

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