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Protecting the town’s heritage

 
Created on 23/07/2018 @ 22:23
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An association that has been established to aid the protection of the Welshpool’s heritage has launched its first project bring an important part of the town’s history back to life.

Welshpool Civic Pride is an unincorporated association with a management board that comprises nine members mixing town councilors with an assortment of historians and other individuals who bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table.

And it has not been slow in announcing its first £40,000 project which will transform the former railway cattle docks (pictured) across the road from Tesco. The bill will be covered by a grant from Land Fill Tax aid following a successful application.

“The site is located at the entrance to the town from the bypass and is a significant part of the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway history,” said a project spokesperson.

As well as restoring the platform, the cattle docks and the old railway hut for an educational facility, full accessibility paths will be installed to the site along with signage explaining its historical value.

The association has committed to using local businesses to carry out the work and once it is finished, the Town Council will take over the site management. Work is expected to start in the coming days.

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