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Residents: Be a local tourist this week

Created on 28/06/2013 @ 07:51


Local residents are invited to become a tourist in their own town this week when the Be a Local Tourist Week gets underway today (Friday) in Welshpool.

Events will be held every day until July 7 and they will teach residents about what’s literally in their own back yards.

The initiative, now in its fifth year, is backed by organisations across the town including the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway which is offering a £3.50 per person return fare to anyone who lives in Powys for the week.

Christ Church Welshpool, which is undergoing a 10-year restoration journey to breathe new life into the redundant Victorian church, will hold an open day on July 6 with a special one-off access to the ground floor. A number of other historical buildings, including the Cock Pit, will also throw open their doors.

Pick a leaflet from the Tourist Information Office or the Library for more information.

Event timetable:


9am-noon: Mayors Coffee morning in the Corn Exchange, Town Hall

11am-2pm: Cock Pit in New Street open


2pm-5pm: Open Garden No1 Church Bank

11am: Old Welshpool Town walk featuring murder, execution, foul deeds and more. Meet at Powysland Museum

Noon-4pm: St Mary's Church open day - organ, bells, choir, history talk. Grave Yard tour at 2.15pm.


Noon: Guided walk around the town. Meet at town hall

2pm-5pm: Open Garden No1 Church Bank

2pm-5pm: Discover the Victoria Bowling Club on an old Motte & Bailey castle near Boys & Boden


2pm: Town Hall tour

2pm-3.30pm: Photographic Exhibition, Oldford School

7pm: Walk the old railway line through the town centre. Meet Tourist Information Centre


11am-1pm: Cockpit open

From 10am: Open Church at Baptist Church Chelsea Lane

TBC: Tour of the Armoury Recreation Centre when it was an army headquarters

7pm: Ask the Panel Evening, Corn Exchange Town Hall. Ask the panel of Welshpool experts any questions that you have on its past


11am: Town Hall tour

5.30pm-7pm: Open Evening & Victorian Classroom experience, Powysland Museum


11am: Walk along old railway line

2pm: Canal towpath walk from Powysland Museum

2pm: Tour of the Armoury Recreation Centre when it was an army headquarters


11am-1pm: Cock pit open

11am: Town Hall tour


9.30am: Exhibition of photos and memorabilia in Corn Exchange

10am-5pm: Christ Church open day

2.30pm: Slide Show of Old Welshpool Corn Exchange

10am-4pm: Ty Mawr Medieval Hall Castle Caereinion open day


2pm-5pm: Open Garden No1 Church Bank

2pm: Stroll through Powis Park from Methodist Church

10am-4pm: Ty Mawr Medieval Hall open day, Castle Caereinion

8pm: Quiz in Talbot Inn

All week events

St Mary's Church open

Pool Quay Church open

Special offer on Llanfair Railway: only £3.50 with proof of Powys residency

WLLR 50th anniversary exhibition in Town Hall Market Hall

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