Sunday, May 12 saw more than £1300 raised for the village hall at Hundred House when nearly 100 tractors descended on the village green for the annual tractor run.

Participants had come not only from the immediate area and wider Radnorshire but from Herefordshire, Shropshire, Montgomeryshire and Breconshire with their pride and joy.  

Yet again, route plotter Mervyn Price had put on a scenic run in the May sunshine around the communities of Bettws, Fforest Inn, Dolyhir, Gladestry, Newchurch to the lunch stop at Bryngwyn.

Here, the participants took in the unusual sight of Leigh Miles with his 1903 Wallis and Stevens steam traction engine on display. Here also saw a couple of the old tractors abandon the run due to technical issues.  

After refreshment it was off again, with skies threatening and thunder rumbling in the distance, the procession of tractors made their way over Glascwm Hill to Glascwm and over the Giant’s Grave to drop back into Hundred House.

Back in the village hall, the raffle was drawn, and the entrants were treated to refreshments.

Mervyn Price thanked everyone for coming including entrants, marshals and officials and the ladies preparing the refreshments, before drawing the raffle and announcing that more than £1300 had been raised for the hall’s upkeep.  

The Welsh National Tractor Road Run will take place on June 16 at Llanwrtyd Wells.