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Pioneer of the first international mail order business, his name became a trademark of Newtown
The Romani Gypsy harpist was born in 1816 and famed as the country’s leading performer on the Welsh triple harp
This building was erected as a free public library in 1903 on a site gifted by Mrs Frances Arbuthnot-Brisco
A wooden footbridge was built across the river some yards upstream of the present bridge in the early nineteenth century
The museum gives visitors a chance to see how the handloom weavers of the mid-19th century lived and worked
The Cross Buildings stand at the end of the High Street link at its junction with Broad Street
The Newtown branch of WH Smith at 24 High Street is a unique surprise among the company’s many shops.
In the 13th century King Edward I granted a charter to Roger Mortimer of Wigmore Castle to establish a new town
From about the fourteenth century the river was crossed at this point by a wooden bridge.
Following the rapid rise of the handloom weaving industry in Newtown
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