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Report - Leri Mill Talybont Wales 09-2013

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    Leri Mill Talybont Wales, visited with Camerashy. Another 5am start and straight onto the Urbex tour bus, destination Wales, with reports of bad weather and possible flooding we were undecided on this but thank god we did the weather wasn't too bad, a long drive by Mr shy a good three hours and we arrived after a short walk with the company of a local cat who stayed with us all the way and waited on the other bank until we finished and then walked all the way back..very sweet.
    We first saw this on the net under another name..Simon's Mill? why i don't know. anyway after some digging around by camerashy he found the location and we were off, a small mill but a beautiful one with some great photo opportunities and fantastic machinery. we must have spent a good three hours in their, i urge all who visit the other mill go and see this.....only take your waders.

    History shamelessly taken from the stig..sorry mate.

    By 1809 a water driven carding engine was in use at Tal-y-bont where Thomas
    Morgan from the Caersws district of Montgomeryshire established the Leri
    Mills. He leased land from the Gogerddan Estate together with the building
    known as the Old Mill. Undoubtedly the Old Mill referred to in the
    deeds was the fulling mill which had been in existence in Tal-y-bont from
    the early C17.
    By 1835 the Leri Mills had carding engines , fulling stocks, a hand mule for
    spinning, together with a number of hand looms. Some of these looms were
    available for outside weavers, an entry in the account book for Leri Mills
    in 1841 reads ;
    " Thos Williams, wever. 9 weeks for use of loom--2s.6d.".
    Thomas Morgan also employed a number of outworkers who wove yarn, spun at
    the mill, on hand looms in their homes. These weavers lived in an extensive
    area stretching from Penrhyn-coch in the south to Corris in the north.
    Most of the flannel was sold locally, to both farmers and lead miners, or
    sold at fairs at Aberystwyth, Machynlleth, or Tal-y-bont.
    Some of the spinners employed at the Leri Mills in the 1830s and 1840s,
    using the same hand mule as is used today[1968] were paid a piece rate
    wage, the average earnings being 10 shillings a week. Others were paid a
    fixed wage, an entry in 1844 reads ;
    " May 15th 1844--Edward Roberts , Spinner. Hired until May 17th[1845] for
    six shillings a week."​



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