Many members of the Guild experienced prejudice when looking for work, so an apprenticeship scheme was set up.  At the beginning of the First World War, employers approached Guild members to fill posts left vacant by soliders going to war.

Image shows table with half weaved baskets, the completed items on the floor, and a group of weavers standing and sitting around the table. Credit - Courtesy of Bristol Archives ref BRO 39842-P-1(a) [b]