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    Now Showing… no more

    We were all really saddened to read on My Welshpool that the Pola Cinema is to close its doors later today. This family run, independent cinema has been such a huge credit to Welshpool. Since living here, we have enjoyed the privilege of being able to walk down to the Pola to watch the latest blockbuster. How amazing that you…

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    Welshpool Series Part 4: St Mary’s churchyard

    St Mary’s Church, Welshpool  The Parish Church of St Mary of the Salutation is a prominent landmark in the town, especially with its elevated position. We have a great view of St Mary’s, looking over the town from Christ Church. Parts of the church originate from the 13th Century and you can read more about it’s architectural history here The…

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    On this day… Lady Violet, Countess of Powis

    On this day in 1929, Lady Violet of Powis Castle tragically died in a car accident at the age of 63. I believe the accident occured near the Rhallt on the outskirts of Welshpool. This was a devastating loss to her husband, George Herbert, 4th Earl of Powis. He installed a memorial window for her here in the south east corner…

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    Room with a view

    Whilst at a friends house yesterday, Karl took this photograph of the church from their dining room window. What a view, with Powis Castle behind. Image of the Week #32

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    ‘Your Christ Church’

    We love to see your photographs of Christ Church, and this week we have been lucky enough to have several pictures of the church sent to us by Ian Francis and Colin Rogers. We now have a new Pinterest board ‘Your Christ Church’ to showcase these wonderful photos. If you would like to share your pictures of the church, please…

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    Exploring Powis Castle

    We had an afternoon off from restoration work this weekend, to go and have an explore around neighbouring Powis Castle. It was a lovely family day out. More pics over at Slate Grey, Lime and Hay

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    An evening of sandwiches, scones and dancing!

    We held a tea party here after school yesterday for all the Canadian exchange students and their hosts. It was their final day in Welshpool, before setting out very early this morning to fly back to Canada. Owen gave them a tour of the church and the tower (which they loved, I’ve just been told!), before they sat down to…

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    In the churchyard… the Baron of the Exchequer!

    One of the most distinctive gravestones in the churchyard is of The Hon. Sir William Henry Watson, the Baron of the Exchequer. He was serving in Welshpool as a Justice of the Assize, when he was ‘seized with apoplexy’ and died on this day, March 13th, 1860. He was born in Northumberland and had a very accomplished career, after being…

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    Silhouettes

    I photographed this view of Christ Church earlier this week, when there was a lovely low misty light that created some lovely silhouettes. I especially like the trees and you can just make out Powis Castle in the distance. I’m so glad that I took this picture when I did as the rest of the week has been the most…

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    Furniture shopping

    A recent visit to our local antique store proved very fruitful. I was looking for some small shelves for Owen’s room, which I happily found and snapped up just in time as a lady came in just after me and wanted them! While I was chatting to Melvyn, the owner of Lamplite Antiques, I spotted the most beautiful Victorian table.…