Leri tweed mill, Mid Wales visited 2019
Leri Tweed Mill was one of Ceredigions first woolen mills. It was built around 1809 consisting of several buildings; two tweed mills, a spinning and carding shed, a wool / washing shed, a dye shed and a craft shop.
Initially the tweed was sold locally to farmers and miners but for at least the last thirty years of operation the mill was open to the public, with demonstrations of all of the processes on view, and most importantly a shop that sold tweed, garthen (a tapestry used as a bed covering), rugs and postcards.
The rise of foreign travel in the late seventies led to a fairly rapid decline in business. Sadly the mill finally stopped trading in April 1981 and was initially put on the market for £150,000. A buyer wasn't found and the mill remains in the family that ran it from 1950.
Elizabeth and John Hughes outside the old mill, located in Tal-y-bont, near Aberystwyth, Wales which they owned and ran from the 1950,s
Fortune favours the brave, I’m glad I kept my balance as I was justly rewarded
Amazing that the yarn still maintained irs dye after nearly 40 years