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Demonstration of weaving - part of an exhibition at Wrexham Eisteddfod, 1912.'The Arts, Crafts, Science and Loan exhibition' was held during the Eisteddfod in 1912 at the Victoria Council Schools, Wrexham. Exhibits included Welsh ceramics, demonstrations of industrial crafts (such as spinning) and Roman finds from the recent excavations at Holt, near Wrexham.
Here, Mr E.R. Williams of Denbigh can be seen demonstrating a silk weaving loom. The following article, written a year later, reveals more about Mr. Williams, his craft and, Queen Mary:
Colonist, Volume LV, Issue 13792, 5 August, 1913, p. 2
One of the most interesting exhibits in the Home, Arts & Industries Exhibition in London last month was that of handloom weaving by Mr. E. R. Williams of Denbigh (Wales), who is the only silk hand-loom weaver in the Principality. His family have been silk hand-loom weavers for 400 years. He married the other day, and that same day he brought his bride to London, and she helped him to fix up the loom at the Exhibition, where she assisted him to work it. Queen Mary took a great interest in their work, and she wrote to the happy couple in appreciative terms, wishing them also long life and much happiness.

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