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Did you know that what is now the small market town of Machynlleth was briefly the capital of Wales? In 1404 Owain Glendower held his Parliament there (the spot probably chosen as central to the country) supposedly in a building still standing to this day, though some think it of later date, and was crowned as Prince of Wales in a ceremony attended by representatives of Castile, France and Scotland.

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Civilisation is the distance man has put between himself and his excreta - Brian Aldiss
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Last Invasion of Mainland Britain - 1797, Dolly the Sheep Cloned - 1997, Securitas Depot Robbery - Britains largest - 2006
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