SUNDAY evening (December 4) saw Llangollen's first ever illuminated tractor run take place.

Hundreds braved the cold and rain to watch around 20 tractors from the local farming community make their way from the Pavilion field to St Martin's and back again to raise money for two good causes.

The event was jointly organised by Llangollen Young Farmers and the new Vale of Llangollen Rotary Club.

On the field, the best-decorated tractor was judged by a group including the Town Mayor, Cllr Paul Keddie, who then waved off the convoy which made its way down Abbey Road and along Castle Street and Regent Street towards Chirk and the Shropshire border.



People lined the route through the town to cheer the tractors as they passed by, each sounding their horns in acknowledgment.

Volunteers from both organisations were also out collecting donations in buckets.


All 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.

The winning 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.