Montgomery (Wales)

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Trevor Rickard
Montgomery (Welsh: Trefaldwyn, meaning "Baldwin's town") is a market town in Powys. As the English name implies, it was historically the county town of Montgomeryshire and as such, was a prosperous community and important political and commercial centre in the 17th-19th centuries. After the mid-19th century it began to be eclipsed as a commercial centre, and subsequently politically, by the nearby Newtown and Welshpool, due to those two towns being located on the River Severn, Montgomery Canal, and Cambrian Railway. As a consequence, Montgomery has retained an "unspoilt" feel, with some fine examples of Georgian and early Victorian Architecture.

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