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Old 23-02-2015, 02:00 AM   #37
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B-24 Liberators under construction at Ford's Willow Run line during World War II..
Machynlleth sometimes referred to colloquially as Mach, is a market town and community in Powys, Wales and within the historic boundaries of Montgomeryshire (Sir Drefaldwyn).. It is in the Dyfi Valley at the intersection of the A487 and the A489 roads. At the 2001 Census it had a population of 2,147..Machynlleth was the seat of Owain Glyndŵr's Welsh Parliament in 1404, and as such claims to be the "ancient capital of Wales"..However, it has never held any official recognition as a capital.. It applied for city status in 2000 and 2002, but was unsuccessful. It is twinned with Belleville, Michigan...

Machynlleth The Clock Tower..

Belleville is 15 miles (24 km) southeast of Ann Arbor and 29 miles (47 km) southwest of Detroit..The community was named for either the French word for "beautiful town", or in honor of landowner James Bell..Edison Lake (the proper name of Belleville Lake) was created by damming up the Huron River in two places.. The Huron River flows into Lake Erie..Belleville also has a festival called the Strawberry Festival. The Strawberry Festival gets considerable media coverage.. People from all over Wayne County come to celebrate Belleville's economic supporter the strawberry..In the 1930s, Belleville had a reputation as a resort community where the wealthy of Detroit maintained getaway estates.. Henry Ford and Charles Lindbergh once owned summer cottages on Belleville Lake, in the neighborhood of Harmony Lane...

Mary Cornelia, the daughter of local landowner Sir John Edwards married Viscount Seaham, the 2nd son of the 3rd Marquess of Londonderry, in 1846 and they set up home in Plas Machynlleth. He became Earl Vane on the death of his father and the 5th Marquess on the death of his half-brother..To celebrate the 21st birthday of their eldest son, Viscount Castlereagh, the townspeople subscribed to the erection (at the town's main road intersection) of the clock tower, which has become widely known as the symbol of Machynlleth.. The tower, which stands on the site of the old town hall, is the first thing many visitors will notice.. The foundation stone was laid on 15 July 1874 amid great festivities..Another son, Lord Herbert Vane-Tempest, was the last member of the family to live at the Plas and was killed in the Abermule train collision on the Cambrian Railways, of which he was a director..Tourism is the primary employment sector with a wide range of activity based attractions (for example several mountain biking trails) as well as the visitor centre at the Centre for Alternative Technology.. Agriculture continues to play a significant part in the make-up of the town and surrounding area... you've any regard for your neck, you'll leave now and stay away from my house, from my school, and from me..Meanwhile, you have me to keep you company...

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