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A fascinating exhibition has opened at Wrexham Library to commemorate a man who made a significant impact on the town, and on the wider region.

Thomas Penson the younger was one of the most prolific architects working in Wales and Shropshire in the nineteenth century.

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Anyone travelling along the Welsh border will have driven over Penson’s bridges: he was County Surveyor for both Denbighshire and Montgomeryshire and built many structures that are still in use, in both stone and iron. But that was just one aspect of his work.

Over a career spanning forty years Thomas Penson designed every kind of building in a variety of styles, and he pioneered the use of terracotta in architecture.

The exhibition is on the first floor at Wrexham library and is free to view throughout August.

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