A new season for the Arts Club opened last Friday evening with an illustrated talk by Pat Gange on the 'Legends and Landscapes of Wales'.

Mrs. Gange took members on a walk she and her husband had taken along 'Glyndwr's Way', starting at Machynlleth and finishing at Knighton in Powys.

At Machynlleth, the focus of attention was on the Glyndwr Centre, where the speaker paused to relate a little of its history and to introduce some of the many legends that have grown up around the historical character, Owen Glyndwr.

At Llanfihangel, members heard of the story of St. Melangell and at Dolanog they were shown the memorial of Ann Griffiths, the hymn writer.

A cottage at Pont Robert was the home of the founder of Lloyd's Bank, Charles Lloyd.

Welshpool and Offa's Dyke offered many historical tales, as did Montgomery, Velindre and Llanidloes.

Throughout this long walk, the scenery of mountain slopes, lush green valleys, spectacular water falls together with wild ponies and grazing sheep delighted the audience.

Mrs. Gange's humorous observations and dramatic portrayal of the legendary characters kept her audience spellbound.

The excellent photography also provided a most enjoyable evening and a good start to the new season.

This (Friday) evening there is a change to the printed programme. Pearl McCabe will give her talk 'From away!' instead of later in the month. All are welcome to Church House at 8 pm. Members £1, non-members £2. Light refreshments will be served.