A BUMPER entry of 89 vehicles turned out for the annual Hundred House Tractor Run in aid of the village hall appeal in May.

The event took place on Sunday, May 14, with the assembled entourage of tractors, 4x4s and friends of the hall raising £1,300 through entry fees, raffle tickets and donations. 

As well as being well supported by the local tractor community, entries had come from as far afield as Bridgnorth, Brecon, Llanwrtyd Wells, Sennybridge and Herefordshire, with participants enjoying a day out in the rolling hills of Radnorshire.


One competitor, Tom Mason, of Hereford, was enjoying the day out on his Ferguson after celebrating his 87th birthday.

Route plotter Mervyn Price led the procession of tractors in his bright yellow JCB Fastrac by touring the communities of Cregrina, Llanbadarn-y-Garreg and Llanbwchllyn to the dinner stop at Pwllperran Farm, with thanks to the Simmonds family. Here the assembled tractor drivers were treated to a viewing of the tractor collection of the family before it was time for the off again. 

The tractors meandered around the Begwns and the roundabout to Paincastle, over Rhulen Hill back to Cregrina and retracing their steps back to Hundred House.

Back in the village hall the raffle was drawn and entrants were treated to refreshments. Mervyn thanked everyone for coming, all the entrants, marshals and the ladies serving the refreshments, before announcing the fantastic sum that had been raised for the hall’s upkeep.

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