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by angarhad
Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:40 am
Forum: Mills and Cloth Making
Topic: Wool mills in Dursley and Cam
Replies: 10
Views: 19146

Re: Wool mills in Dursley and Cam

I will try but it was so long ago. I do remember two women, they fought like hell then I found out they were sisters and imagine my surprise when I learnt they were TWIN sisters, they didn't even look related! There was a weaving school which was a shed outside the main weaving shed. It had 8 looms ...
by angarhad
Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: Mills and Cloth Making
Topic: Wool mills in Dursley and Cam
Replies: 10
Views: 19146

Re: Wool mills in Dursley and Cam

Believe me, there were many characters there, you didn't mess with the weavers. Some weavers came from generations of weavers there and could run 6-8 looms at a time.
by angarhad
Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Mills and Cloth Making
Topic: Wool mills in Dursley and Cam
Replies: 10
Views: 19146

Re: Wool mills in Dursley and Cam

I worked in Cam Mills in 1957. It was really in a state of delapidation in those days, in fact terrible working conditions. I was a weaver and wove West of England Woollen Cloth. The loom I used was made in America in 1901 and there were no spare parts left so if anything broke the the loom setter h...