Melinau Gwlan

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    English titleWoollen mills of Wales
    Authors & editors

    Davies, Branwen [Author]

    Publisher Gomer Press
    Year of publication 2017

    English (main text)
    Welsh (main text)

    Medium Book

    Dyestuffs & textiles > Wool


    Scope & contentThis book highlights the remaining woollen mills in Wales and the individuals who work in them today. The author's aim is to pay tribute to the history, creativity, passion and craft at the heart of the woollen mills and the inventive means by which they ensure their survival, repair the historic machinery and ensure the continuation of the industry. Featured mills: Elvet Woollen Mill (Melin Wlân Elfed), Cynwyl Elfed, Carmarthen; Rock Mill (Melin Rock), Capel Dewi, Llandysul, Ceredigion; Curlew Weavers mill (Gwehiddion Curlew), Rhyndlewis, Ceredigion; Solva Woollen Mill (Melin Wlân Solfach), Middle Mill (Felinganol), Pembrokeshire; Melin Tregwynt (also known as Dyffryn Mills), Castlemorris, Pembrokeshire; Melin Dolwerdd (also known as Green Meadow), Cwm-pen-graig, Carmarthenshire; Cambrian Woollen Mill (Melin Wlân Cambrian), Llanwrtyd, Powys; Sioni Rhys Handweavers (Gwehyddion Sioni Rhys), Pandy near Abergavenny, Monmouthshire; Trefriw Woollen Mills (Melinau Gwlân Trefriw), Trefriw, Conwy; Melin Teifi, Cambrian Mills, Dre-fach Felindre, Carmarthenshire; National Wool Museum (Amgueddfa Wlân Cymru), Cambrian Mills, Dre-fach Felindre, Carmarthenshire; Esgair Moel Woollen Mill (Melin Wlân Esgair Moel) at St Fagans National History Museum, Cardiff (originally located at Llanwrtyd, Powys before being dismantled and moved to the museum in 1949)

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    Accession no. 230269

    • Shelf location: Z00
    • Donor: Alan Stoyel
    • Notes: Dual language - Welsh and English translation side-by-side. Images by Iestyn Hughes