Preparations are underway for this years transport festival. Some familiar attractions again this year, but we also have some exciting new ones to see too!
A big thank you to all, locals and visitors, who came to our Festival weekend. The enthusiasm and hardwork of all the entrants and volunteers gave everyone something to see, do and try which made it an enjoyable and exciting time for the whole family.
For all those people looking forward to a leisurely journey on the narrow guage Steam Railway through the beautiful countryside surrounding Welshpool detailed information and timetable for the Festival Weekend can be found on the W&LLR website. There will be 8 return journeys on Saturday 23rd and 5 return journeys on Sunday 24th June Welshpool & Llanfair Caereinion Light Railway
There will also be an opportunity to ride on a miniature railway at Welshpool Raven Square station.
Free parking will be avaiable at the Tourist Information Centre in Welshpool – hop on the FREE vintage bus service to Raven Square station
Parking at Raven Square station is for railway travellers only – £3.00 charge, refundable against your ticket at the booking office.
Passengers with online tickets will not be charged for parking, but please have your tickets ready
News of the performers who will be appearing at the Music for the Monty Charity Concert in the Assembly Room on Saturday 23rd June at 8:00pm. An evening for all to enjoy so book your tickets now at the advance price of £8.00, at the door it will be £10.00 For more information or to buy tickets go to Restore the Montgomery Canal or Welshpool Tourist Information Centre, Tel: 01938 552043
Cycle Stunt Display
Savage Skills, with one of the leading stunt riders, an experienced commentator and uniquely designed display rig will astound and thrill the whole family with their impressive tricks, jumps and stunts possible, many of which would not think possible on a bicycle. Holding many Championship titles and extraordinary skills be prepared to be amazed!
BUSKING: A First for the Welshpool Transort Festival
A super line up of 19 or more musicians and groups will be creating an exciting musical atmosphere around the town for visitors to Welshpool Transport Festival. Throughout the 2 days of this event the streets from Raven Square Railway Station to the Town Wharf will be buzzing with all genres of music and styles from Solo performers, Duos, small groups, up to North Powys Youth Band 25 of them!
All the performers, Buskers and Stewards coming from Wales and Shropshire, are giving their time and musical knowhow for free and all money raised by “Music for the Monty” will be going towards the planned restoration of the beautiful Montgomery Canal.
Catch Buskers at the following Spots :
- At The Welshpool Canal Wharf
- Opposite The Welshpool Canal Wharf
- Outside the Town Hall Main doors on the High Street
- Tesco Supermarket Foyer
- Raven Square The Llayfilan Railway
- Church Street Car Park
Not only that but, ‘Golden Guitars’ and ‘Riffels’ Music Shops will both be presenting Music Related Activities during Saturday.
Local Music Schools : Nialll Evans Music, Powys Angel Voices School, North Powys Youth Band will be taking part, and performing at various Busking Spots.
Hello from Welshpool Town council
Thanks to the hard work, time and enthusiasm of the current owner, we are still able to see this vehicle which is now over 100 years old. Having been renovated and repaired to the required level it was re-registered for use on the road in 2011. A fitting example of something that “travels everywhere under its own steam”.
2018 Skate, BMX & Scooter Competition
Date: 24 June 2018
Time: 12pm – 3pm
Location: Skate Park, Howell Drive
Entry: £1 for all categories
Participants must wear helmets and their own safety equipment.
Two Categories: 14 and under & 15 and over.
Registration at 12:00pm.
Snacks and drinks available.
For further info contact Gwen Evans, Youth Worker on Facebook or 07866 807766
In the event of wet weather the competition will be cancelled
Saturday 23rd June 2:00pm Welshpool Wharf
As part of the Transport Festival a coracle relay race will be held on the Canal Wharf. All equipment is provided and no experience is needed so come along and try it for yourselves.
To enter a team of 4 (no entry fee) in these races please contact Welshpool Town Council, Tel: 01938 553142
On Sunday 24th June 2018, the Citroen Traction Owners Club will be passing through Welshpool from Snowden as part of their Welsh Mountains National Rally 2018. They will be stopping off in Welshpool and parking at the steam railway station, Raven Street, between 11am – 1pm (approx) before continuing their journey to Gregynog Hall for lunch.
The aim of the club is to promote interest in all pre-1957 water cooled Citroen cars including rear wheel drive models and the iconic front wheel drive Traction Avant.