Royal Visit 2014
28 July, 2014
On Monday 30th June HRH the Prince of Wales dropped in (not entirely unexpectedly) to pay us a visit here at Melin Tregwynt, meet the staff and to attend the “Making it in Wales” event organised by Creative Skillset Cymru.
TOUR OF THE MILL:
First stop was a tour of the mill, where the Prince viewed the newly restored water wheel and met our mill staff, including Sean the new apprentice, who explained the intricacies of weaving and let HRH “have a go” on the loom.
MAKING IT IN WALES
Prince Charles was also here to attend the Making it in Wales VIP luncheon. Being the host venue for this event, celebrating both the Welsh heritage and textile industry and the completion of the first Textiles Apprenticeship Programme in Wales, made us feel super proud.
WALKABOUT & DEPARTURE:
At the end of his visit to the mill, and after attending the “Making it in Wales” event, HRH the Prince of Wales made time to meet all our staff and speak to each of them personally, before heading off to his next event.It was a great day for the mill and we’re very grateful to His Royal Highness for coming to see us.