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More plaques unveiled on Newtown's Heritage Trail

Created on 06/08/2021 @ 09:30
Three more plaques have been added to Newtown's Heritage Trail.

The trail, which commemorates people, places, events, and achievements in the town, now has a range of plaques at relevant places throughout the town. People can use their mobile phone to scan a QR code on each plaque where they will be given more details.

The latest plaques have been erected at Newtown Textile Museum, The Regent Centre, and Newtown Market Hall.

"The aim is to link these stories to buildings in which people lived or worked, and to provide a permanent recognition to some of the most notable figures in Newtown’s recent and distant past," said a town council statement.

Cllr Tracy Owen, lead councillor for the project, co-ordinated the installation of the next phase of plaques to the trail.

"I am so pleased to be nearing completion for the installation of the Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council Heritage Trail, with only a few plaques left to go.

"Many thanks to John Evans, the curator of the Newtown Textile Museum, and his staff, for giving permission for a plaque, and meeting me recently to chat about the project while it was installed by the Town Council staff.

"Many thanks also to the owners of the Newtown Market Hall and The Regent Centre, both of whom have also recently given permission for plaques, which were installed on the same day.

"The Heritage Trail is available to follow online on the Town Council website, and is a free, interesting, Covid friendly activity for anyone to enjoy, particularly for anyone looking for something to do during the summer holidays."

Each plaque contains a unique QR codes which will take you to