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During the Napoleonic Wars from 1803 to 1814 a number of French and German prisoners were living in several towns in Montgomeryshire. In Llanfyllin, between 1812 and 1813 there were about 120 prisoners, while others were stationed in Montgomery, Newtown and Welshpool.

This model of a guillotine was carved from mutton bones by French prisoners of war in Welshpool.

Description: Powysland Museum & Montgomery Canal Centre

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