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Welshpool and district
in Victorian times
  Broad Street in Welshpool  
Cycling was very popular, even in the long dresses !
Learn about early cycles at the National Cycle Museum in Llandrindod Wells.

This photograph was taken a few years after the end of the Victorian age, probably around 1907. The view is much the same as it would have been in the last years of Queen Victoria's reign, though, so this is one of a small number of early Edwardian pictures that may be found on our website !
The scene is of Broad Street in Welshpool looking to the north west from The Cross.

Lady cyclists
Broad Street
Broad Street,Welshpool

It seems to have been a market day in Welshpool, since there is a long line of market stalls along the roadside on the right.
Broad Street was once called Pool High Street, and did not become known under its 'new' name until around the 1840s. The present High Street starts beyond the Town Hall, seen here on the right with the large clock tower.

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