On 10th September 2015, HRH The Prince of Wales visited Abraham Moon & Sons as a part of a busy daylong visit to Yorkshire.
During what was a tremendously exciting day for the company and employees alike, The Prince first toured the mill with Managing Director John Walsh and was shown every aspect of manufacturing at Abraham Moon which is now the last remaining fully vertical wool mill left in England.
Accompanied by company Production Director Kevin Cockerham, The Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire Dr Ingrid M Roscoe, Chairman of the Campaign for Wool Nicholas Coleridge and Global Strategic Advisor for the Woolmark Company Peter Ackroyd, The Prince showed great interest in the processes involved in converting raw wool fibre into luxury woollen fabric as well as very graciously speaking to a large number of staff throughout the tour.
Afterwards, The Prince attended a reception held in the company’s newly renovated showroom where he was presented with a length of Commonwealth Tweed, which was woven by Abraham Moon & Sons, as well as a Fishing Bag, manufactured by Tustings, using the same cloth.
During the reception the Prince chatted with company directors, valued customers and representatives from the Woolmark Company, the Campaign for Wool and the British Wool Marketing Board as well as long serving employees and apprentices who have just completed their first year on the Abraham Moon Apprenticeship scheme.
“It was a fantastic day and a great honour. Prince Charles is the Campaign for Wool’s patron and they were organising a visit to Yorkshire and chose us, hopefully, because they recognised us as the premier wool manufacturer in the region. It has been a great occasion and put a smile on a lot of people’s faces.” John Walsh, Managing Director