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Cambrian Mill, Llanidloes, which was destroyed by fire in November 1889

Cambrian Mill, Llanidloes, which was destroyed by fire in November 1889
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This item comes from: Llanidloes Museum (Item reference: 70.978/2).  If you would like to see the original item, or require information regarding copyright, please contact the repository/contributor named above.


The Cambrian factory was the largest woollen mill in the Llanidloes area, employing some 250 workers at its peak. Built in 1852 on the banks of the River Clywedog, it was reduced to an empty shell by a disastrous fire in November 1889. The drying racks or tenters seen on the slope behind the building were used to support the long strips of manufactured flannel.

Gathering the Jewels ref: GTJ61702

Llanidloes Museum

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