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Pigot & Co's Directory (North Wales) 1835 

  Employment for many hands
The entry for Machynlleth begins with a brief description of the town's geography and history. The entry notes that "The staple manufacture of Machynlleth is flannel, which provides employment for many hands".

Pigot & Co's
(North Wales)

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The Post Office entry records the frequency of the arrival and despatch of letters by 'horse-post'. Though the remarks about the town are somewhat uncharitable - "The immediate town has but little to boast in attractive objects" - the directory notes that the surrounding area is "highly interesting" with "lofty and majestic mountains" nearby.

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