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  Paul Axon has built up a successful business on Machynlleth market selling high quality countrywear
Jeff Limb and his son James are stalwarts of Machynlleth market, selling watches, electrical products, tobacco products and offering a watch repair service
 A retired special needs teacher, Elaine and her husband moved from Staffordshire and enjoy standing the market as a hobby one day a week.
Elaine said: “It’s a lovely market. Last year was very difficult. There were lots of media and people didn’t want to be out and about too much. Now the market is busy again and that helps the town.”
As well as niche businesses, Machynlleth market has plenty of traditional stalls. Roy Broadhurst travels from the Mold area every
day to sell ladies’ underwear and nightwear.
And Jeff Limb and his son James are also long-established traditional traders selling electrical products, tobacco products and offering a watch repair service.
As market supervisor Mike Clarke says, it’s the good mix of niche and traditional businesses, quality and friendliness, that makes Machynlleth market well worth a visit.
And the diversity keeps shoppers coming back for more.
 l MarketDays:Wednesdays
l MarketRent:Rentis80penceperfootperday
l Machynlleth’sClaimtoFame:MachynllethintheDyfiValley, in Powys in Wales has a special place in Welsh history. It claims to be the ancient capital of Wales because of its connection with Owain Glyndwr, a Prince of Wales who rebelled against the English during the reign of Henry lV and established the first Welsh Parliament in the town. The town’s economy is based on tourism, public transport including railways and coaches, and there is a growing renewable energy sector

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