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  Worrall's Directory, 1874 - a new Town Clock  
 

The Machynlleth entry in Worrall's Directory of North Wales issued in 1874 said that "a new Town Hall and Market is in course of erection" and mentions the plans to build a clock tower on the site of the old building...

 
 

Worrall's Directory,1874

Clock Tower, Machynlleth
The elaborate Town clock, shown on the right from an old postcard, is now an important landmark in the heart of Machynlleth. It was built at that date to because the Marquis of Londonderry's son had reached the age of 21 years.
Local people contributed to the cost, and there was enough left over to pay for the planting of trees in Pentrerhedyn Street.
 

The new Town Hall mentioned in this 1874 Directory was to give the town a public assembly room upstairs and a market hall on the ground floor. The town's fire engine was also kept in part of the ground floor for many years.
This Town Hall building was knocked down in 1968.

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