A HUGE gathering of tractors has raised a fantastic sum for a good cause.

Ludlow Advertiser: Andrew Thomas leading Raymond Rees and Lilian Powell down off the hillAndrew Thomas leading Raymond Rees and Lilian Powell down off the hill (Image: EA Bates)

Nearly a hundred tractors descended on the Hundred House village green for the annual Hundred House tractor run on Sunday, May 12.

Ludlow Advertiser: Alfred Lewis of Nantmel with his David Brown 996Alfred Lewis of Nantmel with his David Brown 996 (Image: EA Bates)

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

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

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The procession then made its way to the lunch stop at Bryngwyn, where the participants took in the unusual sight of Leigh Miles with his 1903 Wallis and Stevens steam traction engine on display.

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Here also saw a couple of the old tractors abandon the run due to technical issues.

Ludlow Advertiser: SJ Jones with her County 1124SJ Jones with her County 1124 (Image: EA Bates)

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 still dry without seeing any of the torrential thunder rain.

Ludlow Advertiser: Martyn Nicholls had four of his fleet of County tractors outMartyn Nicholls had four of his fleet of County tractors out (Image: EA Bates)

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

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Mervyn Price thanked everyone for coming, all entrants, all marshals, all officials who helped with signing on and the ladies preparing the refreshments, before drawing the raffle and announcing that over £1,300 had been raised for the hall’s upkeep through the event.

Ludlow Advertiser: Local garage owners Martin & Ben Davies on their ZetorsLocal garage owners Martin & Ben Davies on their Zetors (Image: EA Bates)

He then went on to remind the drivers of the forthcoming Welsh National Tractor Road Run on June 16 at Llanwrtyd Wells.