THE Welsh Mills Society recently awarded Certificates of Commendation to two woollen mills in north Pembrokeshire.

Fifty members gathered at the Victoria Hall in Roch on Saturday, October 18, for the society’s annual general meeting and to mark its 30th anniversary.

The society’s chairman, St Davids-born Gerallt Nash, presented the first certificate at the meeting to Eifion and Amanda Griffiths of Tregwynt Woollen Mill, St Nicholas.

The second certificate was presented to Tom and Anna Grime of Solva Woollen Mill at the mill itself, in Middle Mill, during the afternoon.

The certificates were awarded to the mills in recognition of their work in maintaining and developing traditional weaving practise in west Wales.

The highly distinctive designs of Tregwynt Mill have made their mark world-wide, and their products can be spotted in stores and hotels in the UK, Europe and the USA.

Solva Woollen Mill has identified a niche in the market and specialise in woven stair carpets (Prince Charles commissioned a carpet from Solva for Llwynywermod, his residence in Carmarthenshire.) They are currently expanding their operation and hope to produce a wider range of products in the near future.

Also visited were the corn mills at Felin Isaf (St Davids) and Roch Mill. The society’s next meeting will be held at Bodnant, North Wales on April 25, 2015.

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