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Nov 20, 2013

Clock was 525,600 minutes slow

Generations have used Machynlleth's landmark town clock for accurate time, but it was a year late initially. It was planned to mark the coming ...

Category: General
Posted by: Rhodri

of age of Viscount Castlereagh, eldest son of the Fifth Marquess of Londonderry who lived just outside the town centre at Y Plas. A family bereavement meant the lavish 21st-birthday celebrations would have been a tad inappropriate, so the clock's foundation stone was laid on the Viscount's 22nd birthday instead. For more about the clock and the old town hall which previously stood on the site, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the post near the clock. Or click here