Many people and organisations contributed to making the Llanfyllin Christmas Market on Friday 30th November such a success. It built upon the achievements of the first market last year and represented a true community event of which the townspeople of Llanfyllin can be very proud.
The Mayor, Cllr Simon Baynes, said:
“I would like to thank the organisers – particularly Cllrs Josie Ewing and David Goodman – the stall holders, the many hundreds of visitors, our local shops, pubs and restaurants, St Myllin’s Church with its Christmas tree festival and bell ringers and Y Dolydd Llanfyllin Workhouse with its amazing Santa’s Grotto, created by Richard Dix, visited by over 100 children (and Glyn Evans and the 6 Workhouse elves). A special thank you to everyone who helped with car parking which proved a busy job given the high attendance.
Cllr David Goodman said:
“We all greatly enjoyed the singers, musicians and dancers, particularly from Llanfyllin Primary and High Schools, Derwen College and Llanfechain School. Artists abounded whether it be the school children who made decorations for the Christmas tree, exhibitors on the stalls or the beautiful First World War commemorations in the Youth Club by the Library. The fire performers, Tim Littleford and Matt Thompson, were also a big hit.
Cllr Josie Ewing said:
“As both a Town Councillor and a Trustee of the Llanfyllin Workhouse, I was particularly keen to ensure that the Workhouse was fully involved in the event. This was helped in a major way by Tanat Valley Coaches providing the bus for free between the town and the Workhouse and by Darren Mayor for driving it all evening.
Last, but by no means least, we are very grateful to Richard Lloyd for donating the magnificent Christmas tree in the square and to Charlie Evans and Spirit the unicorn who switched on the Christmas tree lights.”
In addition to the above the committee would like to thank everyone for their generous help and support including…
- Glyn Evans aka Father Christmas/Siôn Corn
- Megs Jones-Evans, Tilly Thornton, Mary Aspinall, Lucy Edwards, and Katie Richardson – our sixth form elves on the ground at the workhouse
- Alysha-jane’s Dance academy at the work house, with local performers from Llanfyllin and near by villages
- Marilyn Everson-Davies for her storytelling
- Performers on the square from the High School – Ella Lloyd Evans, Annie Brown, Meggie Thomas, Katie Davies and Holly Rigden. Harpist – Cadi Davies. Pianist – Catherine Digwood
- LADS for their readings and songs at the Institute
- The High School for the use of the car park and to the car park volunteers : Iolo Jones, Sian Davies and Alex Scott
- David Knight and the Llanfyllin depot for lending of the cones
- SEP for signage – and Duncan for his help with banners and signs
- Steve Davies for lending his crowd-control barriers
- All the shops for late-night opening
- All our great volunteers helping with leaflets, posters, crowd-control, wrapping of gifts and tidying up!
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