PIKLES, hoes and flails - an appeal for old farm tools at Kington could yield an assortment of weird and once wonderful pieces of antiquity.

The call has gone out from Kington Museum for help in putting together displays on an agricultural theme in preparation for the launch of its new 2015 season next spring.

Curator Robert Pritchard has outlined plans for a more agricultural focus on the area's history for next year.

This will be in sharp contrast to 2014's in-depth look at the singers and musicians who dominated the local social scene in the past, as well as those such as singing sensation Ellie Goulding, who went to school in Kington.

"We shall be looking at the farming side of the area - ploughing, hedging, shearing, harvesting, butter-making, cheese-making - and are appealing for old agricultural tools and equipment such as scythes, hedging gloves, certificates, trophies, cuttings, milk churns,labelled milk bottles and photographs," he said.

The museum is keen to receive tools from a bygone age which would be on loan for the April to September season next year.

"We shall also have a big railway display, so any information about Kington or Titley stations will be welcomed, such as artefacts, photographs, stories and cuttings," he added.

As well as a call for old tools, the museum is also appealing for volunteers to help with 'winter work'. Said Mr Pritchard: "This is when all the groundwork is laid for next season's displays."

He also highlighted the fact that the museum's summer Limerick competition has so far prompted almost 200 entries including sonnets, ballads and blank verse. The overwhelming response to the competition has meant that the original September deadline for entries has had to be extended.

• Kington Museum is to hold its AGM on November 13 at the museum. Those who are keen to see the museum continue and flourish are invited to attend the meeting, and take a look at the current displays before they are dismantled in preparation for next year's displays.