A collection of six account books of the Pen y Caerau Woollen Mill, situated near Aberdaron on the Llyn peninsula, 1873 - 1912
Pen y Caerau Woollen Mill Accounts
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 222 BMSS WOO
- Dates of Creation1873 - 1912
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialWelsh.
- Physical Description6 items
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The woollen industry played an important part amongst Welsh industries up until the mid-nineteenth century. According to J. Geraint Jenkins in The Welsh Woollen Industry (1969), power looms were introduced into the industry in the eighteen eighties and nineties. Nevertheless, not all mills were equipped with modern power-driven looms, many, like the Pencaerau mill in Llyn, were still producing with hand-looms early in the present century. At least two people were employed at the mill between 1870 and 1912 when it finally closed.
Arranged chronologically and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts
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Open to all users.
Presented to the Library of the University College of North Wales in August 1938.
Description compiled by Elen Wyn Hughes, December 2001.
Other Finding Aids
A typescript catalogue is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales Bangor. Reference numbers : General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts 2491 - 2496
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Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.
Jenkins, J. Geraint, The Welsh Woollen Industry (Cardiff 1969)