EVENTS

A Dark Cloud over the Woollen Industry

Amgueddfa Genedlaethol y Glannau

22/10/2017 - 18/03/2018

Exhibition

Oystermouth Road
Swansea
Maritime Quarter
SA1 3RD

Website: http://amgueddfa.cymru/abertawe/

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