Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
Welshpool is a low lying town upon the River Severn. The Welsh name Y Trallwng literally means 'the marshy or sinking land'. In English it was initially known as Poole but changed to Welshpool to distiguish it from Poole in Dorset.
Welshpool is served by the Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Cambrian Line of Arriva Trains Wales. The town is also the starting point of the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway a narrow-gauge heritage railway popular with tourists. The semi-disused Montgomery Canal also runs through Welshpool.
Its local football club is Welshpool Town F.C.
Hedgehog crisps were credited as being invented in Welshpool.
- Welshpool.com - town website
The contents of this article is licensed from www.wikipedia.org under the GNU Free Documentation License. Click here to see the transparent copy and copyright details