Celebrations have taken place to mark 100 years since a popular community woodland was donated to the people of Llanfair Caereinion.

The town marked the anniversary with a series of events held at the 10-acre woodland at the heart of the community on Saturday.

Visitors to the Deri Woods Centenary Celebration Day have praised Llanfair Caereinion Town Council and Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust for organising the family fun day.

One visitor said it was a “lovely event, and reminded us what a great place Deri Woods is for all the family.”

Powys county councillor for Llanfair Caereinion Cllr Gareth Jones said: “What a fantastic turnout today at the Deri Woods centenary celebrations. Congratulations to Llanfair Town Council, and especially Kate Roberts, for such a well organised event.”

Cllr Viola E Evans added: “It was a wonderful day. It was great and the weather was good.”

The event marked 100 years since Mr and Mrs Hilton, of Cefn Coch Road, gifted the woodland to celebrate the end of the First World War and to thank the people of the town for their kindness.

A town council spokesperson said on social media: “On behalf of Llanfair Town Council I would like to say thank you to all that came to support our centenary celebrations on Saturday afternoon. Great fun was had by all. Thank you to all that took the time to make the scarecrows they all looked brilliant the winners were Bronwen Burns (Welsh Lady), Evie Davies (Harry Potter) and Sonny and his Nan (Cat In The Hat).

“Big thanks to Samantha Whatmough Webster, the carnival committee, Caereinion High School, Llanfair WI Maureen Evans, Nerys Astley 4 Seasons Mobile Catering, Delyth Williams (Wyn Williams), Pauline Bennett and Clive, Montgomery Wildlife Trust Dewi, Dan and Team, Peter Winter Wood Turning, Barbara Molly and Tyler Horse Logging, David Peate ( High Sheriff) for judging, Del Bryndu (Delyth Francis) for the photography and, of course, Llanfair Town councillors, Vickie Griffith.”