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Welshpool Society launch

Thronging in Welshpool An enthusiastic throng of over 60 people came from across Montgomeryshire to attend the inaugural meeting of the Welshpool Society at the Raven Inn in Welshpool on the 11th November. The newly formed group were entertained by an illustrated talk on the archaeology and history of Welshpool by Chris Martin of CPAT (who was also heard to remark how much he appreciated talking at a venue serving a decent pint of beer!). The talk,which ranged from Welshpool's prosperous wool trade and its medieval and later buildings to early prehistoric burial sites and ritual complexes, was well received and all agreed that the Society had got off to a good start and left in eager anticipation of returning for the next two meetings, arranged for January (The history of the Montgomeryshire Canal by Stephen Lees of British Waterways) and March (Welshpool - an English town in a Welsh hinterland by Bryn Ellis) 2009.

You can find out more about the archaeology and history of Welshpool by following ths link to our community web pages

Chis Martin, November 2008



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