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Welcome to the Brethyn Online Research Network, which is following on from the 'From Sheep to Sugar' project. 

We are continuing to investigate the history of the Welsh woollen industry from 1650 - 1850, and the production of a cloth called 'Welsh Plains' specifically for the Plantation Trade.

We are meeting up next on Saturday 19th June at 2.00pm on Zoom when Dr Adam Coward will be joining us to share his perspecives on 'Welsh Plains'  - for link and more information check out here or send your details to us via Contact Us.

The 'From Sheep to Sugar' project is now the focus of an exhibition at the Newtown Textile Museum:

 

 

The project was managed by the Learning Links Interntional team, who spent more than 2 years exploring the links between Wales and the Slave Trade before applying for support to take this research further with help from the National Lottery Heritage Fund in Wales. 

Now folks who are interested to carry on this research meet up on Zoom on Saturday lunchtimes on the Third Saturday in the month to discuss further research and to share findings, as well as considering new avenues for research and ways of telling these stories. We also invite speakers, show short films, share some poetry and give space for presentations.
 

Learning Links International is developing a range of regular Zoom sessions, weekly and monthly to enable people from a range of countries who have an interest in our entwined histories to get together in these strange and difficult times, and carry on informal research and sharing of these often hard, but fascinating stories of Black History:

Also check out:

Black History Lunchtime Conversations - every Friday 12.00 - 1.30 on Zoom   

www.spanglefish.com/blackhistory

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and we also support meetings of the North Wales Jamaica Society 

on 1st Satuday of the Month www.nwjsonline.com

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and the Brethyn Online Research Network on the third Saturday each month 

You are welcome to join any of these free sessions.

 

Contact Liz Millman at Learning Links International lizmillman@yahoo.co.uk if you want more information, to share ideas or if you have queries or use 'Contact Us'.

This website is managed by Learning Links International www.learninglinksinternational.com

 

 

 

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