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Treaty of Montgomery

Treaty of Montgomery celebrations 29th & 30th Sept

During the last weekend in September, the Town Council and other partners are planning a series of events to commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Montgomery 750 years ago.

The Treaty of Montgomery was signed on 29th September 1267 between King Henry III of England and Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, leader of the Welsh lords. They met at Rhydwhyman Ford in Caerhowell, which was at the time a key crossing point of the Severn. The Treaty they signed recognised Llywelyn as the Prince of Wales, giving him territories in Wales and England. In return, he swore loyalty to Henry. The signing represented the first time that an English ruler recognised the right of a Welsh prince to rule over Wales.

On Friday 29th September at 11am there will be a short re-enactment of the signing of the Treaty at Rhydwhyman Ford. Schoolchildren from Montgomery. Abermule and Newtown will be transported to Caerhowell to take part. Visitors will be able to see Henry III and Llywelyn making their historic agreement. Later in the evening at 7.30pm, there will be a medieval banquet and entertainment in the Town Hall. Tickets are available from The Dragon hotel at £20/each or Mike Mills 01686 668442. Medieval dress is optional, but there will be a prize for the best costume. Monty’s Brewery will be commemorating the event with a celebratory brew which will be available throughout the weekend!

On Saturday 30th September there will be a medieval encampment based at Montgomery Castle. The camp will allow visitors to learn about life in the 13th century and to see clothing, food and weaponry from the period. Children will have the opportunity to dress up and handle weapons safely, and there will be some mock tourneys and skirmishes. Admission is free. The day should be a great deal of fun for everyone!

Fundraise for Cats Protection - 17th September

September - Living Medieval History

During the last weekend in September, the Town Council and other partners are planning a series of events to commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Montgomery 750 years ago.

The Treaty of Montgomery was signed on 29th September 1267 between King Henry III of England and Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, leader of the Welsh lords. They met at Rhydwhyman Ford in Caerhowell, which was at the time a key crossing point of the Severn. The Treaty they signed recognised Llywelyn as the Prince of Wales, giving him territories in Wales and England. In return, he swore loyalty to Henry. The signing represented the first time that an English ruler recognised the right of a Welsh prince to rule over Wales.

On Friday 29th September there will be a short re-enactment of the Signing of the Treaty at Rhydwhyman Ford. Local schoolchildren will be transported to Caerhowell to take part.

Later in the evening, there will be a Medieval Banquet and entertainment in the Town Hall. Details and tickets will be available shortly. Monty’s Brewery will be commemorating the event with a celebratory brew which will be available throughout the weekend!

On Saturday 30th September, there will be a medieval encampment based at Montgomery Castle. The camp will allow visitors to learn about life in the 13th century and to see clothing, food and weaponry from the period. Children will have the opportunity to dress up and handle weapons safely, and there will be some mock tourneys and skirmishes. The day should be a great deal of fun for everyone!

Medieval Banquet

Curlew Country 11th August - Town Hall

Jane Austen Fans .......

Jane Austen fans.....

We are really looking forward to launching a new ten session project "Sewing the Tales of Jane Austen" in Montgomery in September. Using the works of Jane Austen, our community artist Ezma Zhao will be working with the community to produce a number of stunning art pieces which celebrate the works of Jane Austen.

£2 per session - all ages welcome!

Booking is essential - http://artsconnection.org.uk/janeaustenmont/

This project is also being replicated in Machynlleth at the end of September. Watch this space for further details!

Montgomery Town Council Present... The Comedy of Errors - 17th August

IIlyria theatre group return to Montgomery Castle on Aug 17th at 7pm with an open air performance of Shakespearean comedy A Comedy of Errors. 
Two sets of identical twins, separated at birth, unknowingly end up in the same city.  More and more people are sucked into a vortex of mistaken identity including an Officer who is paid per arrest, a Goldsmith who hasn't been paid at all, a delayed Merchant, an irate Courtesan and a mad Exorcist.  To say nothing of a wife who sometimes feels her husband is two different personalities, and a poor Immigrant who is arrested for being the wrong nationality.  And what exactly is the Abbess of Ephesus's dark secret?  Will anything ever make sense again?
To cap it all, this year Illyria’s Shakespeare production is re-located to the town of Ephesus, Mexico, and is performed by a 5-piece Mariachi band, resplendent in ponchos and sombreros. Ay caramba.
The event will be accessible for wheelchair users, and there will be limited seating only.
The play is organised by Montgomery Town Council and supported by the Arts Council of Wales’ “Night Out” scheme and Hanratty’s Solicitors Newtown.
Organiser Councillor Mike Mills said, “I am thrilled to be involved with this project, last year’s play was a great success, hopefully people will come along with their picnics and enjoy a superb night of outdoor theatre at one of the most dramatic venues in Montgomeryshire “There are only 180 tickets available and they are selling fast already”.
Due to the Castle’s location there is only limited parking, audience members are requested to park in Montgomery and walk up to the venue.

Tickets at £15 for adults and £9 for children are available at Bunners Montgomery or on telephone 01686 668442

New Mayor - Lionel Weaver

More information on the Council News page

 

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