Sunday 4th December
from 3.30pm to 5.00pm
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Llangollen Illuminated Tractor Run
Tractors mustered at Llangollen Pavilion from 3.30pm and departed for the main street (Castle Street) in Llangollen at 5.00pm to drive through Fron, Chirk, St Martins, Overton, Ruabon, Trevor and back to Llangollen. The public were welcome to walk (free of charge save for may be a donation) around the illuminated tractors standing on the road around the Pavilion until it was time for the tractors to leave at 5.00pm.
The route (we drive it anti clockwise)
We have partnered with the Llangollen & District Young Farmers Association to organise the Llangollen Illuminated Tractor Run in December to put smiles on peoples faces in Llangollen and other villages on the route.
The route will start through Llangollen, a circular route via Chirk, St Martins, Ruabon, Acrefair and Trevor and return to Llangollen. We have a short stop over at St Martins School carpark for people and kids to walk around the tractors and get their photo taken with our Santa so bring some cash for our bucket collection please.
Turn the sound on and click image to see the tractor run through Llangollen
Winning illuminated tractor was chosen as a 175 horsepower Valta, one of three entered by Llysfasi Coleg and driven by Gareth Williams, which was adorned with two lifelike model sheep on the front.
Winner of the Kids Illuminated Tractor competition was Oliva Burke from Overton.
Over a 1000 people braved the cold and rain to watch 22 tractors, festooned with Christmas lights, from the local farming community make their way from the Llangollen's Eisteddfod's Pavilion field to make a nearly 30mile circular route from Llangollen, through seven other towns and villages through the Llangollen Vale and back again to raise money for two good causes and Rotary projects..
The event was jointly organised by the new Vale of Llangollen Rotary Club and the Llangollen & District Young Farmers.
On the field, the best-decorated tractor was judged by a group including the Town Mayor, Cllr Paul Keddie, Rotary President John Clifford and Rotary District Governor Paul Dutton who then waved off the convoy to start the very first ever Llangollen Illuminated Tractor Run.
People lined the route through the towns, villages and every layby on the route to cheer the tractors as they passed by, each sounding their air horns in acknowledgment.
Money raised will go to Wales Air Ambulance and the DPJ Foundation, a Welsh charity which supports those in agriculture and rural communities with poor mental health and other Rotary Projects.
In December 2023 we hope to be bigger and better now we know we have the support of the public and the tractors .........