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POWYS FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: Talk on Newtown Handloom Weavers

NEWTOWN HANDLOOM WEAVERS

Talk by John Evans of Newtown Textile Museum

on SATURDAY APRIL 27 2019 2 pm in HAFREN ROOM, ABERMULE COMMUNITY CENTRE, SY15 6ND

Newtown Textile Museum, opened fifty years ago in Commercial Street, gives visitors a chance to see how handloom weavers of the mid nineteenth century lived and worked. The building, dating from the 1830s, was a hand-loom weaving factory: the looms were on the third and fourth floors above three pairs of back-to-back cottages on the lower floors.

Interested non-members welcome at meetings

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

SATURDAY OCTOBER 12 – POWYS FHS AGM followed by talk WATER MILLS OF MID WALES SATURDAY NOVEMBER 16 – RESEARCH AFTERN
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