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Welshpool and district
in Victorian times
  Union Street and St Mary's Church  

This photograph shows the parish church of St Mary's in Welshpool, as seen from Union Street.
One of the smaller buildings in the middle of the picture was the old almshouse, which was said to have been founded by Thomas Parry in 1741. This had eight rooms to accommodate very poor people from the parish, and closed down around 1912.

St Mary's
Church from
Union Street
around 1900
Union Street

The Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway used to pass close by this spot when it operated from Seven Stars station in the heart of Welshpool. Light Railway train
(The line was closed in 1956, but was rescued and reopened in 1963, although the section of the line which passed through the centre of the town - and often squeezed between buildings on either side of the track - was closed for good).
The Welshpool end of the line now operates (in the summer months) from Raven Square on the western edge of town.

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