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Exhibition: A Dark Cloud over the Woollen Industry

National Waterfront Museum
21 October 2017 – 4 March 2018, 10am-4pm
Cost Free
Suitability All

Image shows soldiers including David Emlyn Jones, a weaver from Dre-fach Felindre killed during the First World War.       

This display explores the desperation of the woollen mills for contracts during the war to keep the mills open, and the use of Welsh national identity for recruitment. The Welsh Army Corps wanted to promote a Welsh national identity by clothing the new army in native homespun cloth – Brethyn Llwyd. However it was short-lived and never used for active service.   

A touring exhibition from the National Wool Museum


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