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In March 2019 the National Lottery Heritage Fund gave the Learning Links International team the go ahead to start a community research project that we called ‘From Sheep to Sugar – Welsh Wool and Slavery’ to explore the story of the production of woollen cloth called 'Welsh Plains' between 1650 - 1850. This cloth was produced specifically for the international slave trade and was exported through Shrewsbury, London, Bristol and Liverpool. The project aimed to bring together volunteers from Mid and North Wales with an interest in the history of spinning and weaving, with families from farming communities interested in local history and heritage, and local historians, to explore the story of ‘Welsh Plains’ between 1650 and 1850 and its markets, using archival records and exploring Welsh place names.
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Website: https://www.welshplains.cymru

Fieldwork research, 'From Sheep to Sugar&...

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The production process - Fulling Mill Postcard,...

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The production process - Warping ('From...

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The production process - Spinning ('From...

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The production process - Rolags ('From...

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The production process - Carding (From Sheep to...

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Drawing of Fleece production process - Sorting ...

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The production process - Shearing in 2019 (&...

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The start of the production process. 'From...

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'Lle Hanes' - National Eisteddfod,...

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Promoting understanding about the history of...

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Custodians of the craft heritage of Wales

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'From Sheep to Sugar' Creative outcome

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'From Sheep to Sugar' Project Display...

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Community Research Volunteers, Cardiff 2019

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From Sheep to Sugar Pamphlet, 2019

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From Sheep to Sugar, Mid Wales

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'From Sheep to Sugar' project launch,...

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