Llandybie, Carmarthenshire

The Welsh hat industry in Llandybie

In his novel, Cynwyn Rhŷs : pregethwr, Elwyn (H. Elwyn Thomas Elwyn, 1856-1919) described the Llandybie hat industry by the Jackson family of Carmarthen at Siop y Hatwr. The industry ceased before the end of the 19th century.
Lewis, T.H., ‘Some Llandybie Novels’, Transactions of the Carmarthenshire Antiquarian Society, vol. 5, (1964-1969), pp. 25-28 who remembers the last lady who wore a Welsh hat.