Time travel to Victorian Llanymynech -description of the day
For the afternoon of Saturday 12th May it will be possible to travel 107 years back in time from the canal wharf to the foot of the Llanymynech Limework’s landmark chimney. The Llanymynech Discovery Day, which is free, will celebrate everything Victorian through music, dance, exhibitions, canal boat trips, guided walks, demonstration lime burning and interactive craft displays.
There will be opportunities to learn about family history, dress up in Victorian clothes and be photographed, as well as seeing progress on the current restoration project and enjoying the remarkably beautiful setting just as the first wild orchids are beginning to show.
‘We are hoping that people will come in Victorian outfits to add to the general atmosphere’ said Dilys Gaskill, Chair of the Llanymynech Heritage Partnership, which brings together a wide range of local heritage initiatives such as the Duchess Countess Trust which plans to rebuild a horse drawn packet boat and the Cambrian Railway Trust.
‘We are very proud of what we are achieving locally and the Discovery Day will reflect the sort of community enterprise that recently won a prestigious British Urban Renaissance Award for community involvement in the developments around the canal and the Heritage Area.’
‘This year’s event builds on the success of similar events run in the past two years but has much more participatory activity for all the family. We are delighted that we have been able to access a small grant from the European Regional Development Fund to enhance our celebration’.
The Discovery Day will run from 2-5pm. Car parking by the Canal Wharf centre will be restricted but spaces in the public parking area behind the Dolphin pub and in the Village Hall will be available as well as on street parking on and around the Llansantffraid road. Local organisations who wish to participate (displays, activities, fundraising stalls etc) should contact Peter Dunhill, Llanymynech Limeworks Community Project Officer, 01691 624448 or firstname.lastname@example.org