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  • by Montgomery Wales News Team
  • 16-01-2021

The first of a new series of events, to be known as the “Monty Hour”, will take place on the 20th of January with a talk on “Recording Wildlife in Montgomeryshire” delivered by Simon Boyes (Bird Recorder for Montgomeryshire) and Clare Boyes (Bee and Wasp Recorder for Montgomeryshire).  

A group of Montgomery residents have started up this Monty Hour session which is open to all who are interested in topics relevant to Montgomery and its place in the World. The hour will usually take the format of a presentation given by one or more speakers followed by a question and answer session. Topics will be very wide ranging with the initial set including wildlife, reading, history, travel and celebrations. 

Town Councillor Gwil Stephenson, who is part of the group of residents organising the events, explained, "We know people are struggling with lockdown, and thought this might be a way of replacing some of the regular and one-off events that people are missing so much because of the pandemic."

Gwil, who will be using his IT expertise to host the events, added, "We plan to work in partnership with local groups too. For our first talk, we were pleased to work with Montgomery Energy Group (MEG) who have moved their monthly presentations to the Monty Hour time slot. We will be working with other groups and individuals in the future to put on events covering a range of topics; we hope there will be something for everyone over the forthcoming period."

The Zoom sessions, all taking place at 7-8pm on a Wednesday evening, can be accessed from the link https://montgomery.cloud/hour. People are welcome to attend an individual session, or to join each time, according to their interests and how busy they may be, and there will be no obligation to participate. Future events are being added to the calendar at the same link, and ideas for future sessions will also be welcome. If you are unsure how to link to the zoom session, or have any queries or suggestions, please email hour@montgomery.cloud.

The Monty Hour logo was designed and created by Keri Castrelo Brignell.