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Gwalia Works - Brynmawr Furniture

Gwalia Works - Furniture
Gwalia Works - Furniture
Brynmawr Furniture
Brynmawr Furniture
Brynmawr Furniture Company
Brynmawr Furniture Company
List of furniture
List of furniture
Inside Brynmawr Furniture Factory
Inside Brynmawr Furniture Factory

Taken from  a recent Brynmawr Historical Society newsletter - by Eifion Lloyd Davies

Ivan and Janet Jones (Ivan is a past treasurer of the society) informed us that he had a Brynmawr table. This was an “out of catalogue” piece, a small round oak coffee/occasional table with “Isle of Man” legs. It has the factory badge and was purchased from Jake Powell store on Station Road by Dennis and Sheila Cross (Janet’s parents). The shop today is Robert’s Florist. Jake Powell was Ann Axford’s father. (Ann is a committee member and past Chairperson of the society).

As it’s described as out of catalogue, this possibly implies the item was a trial piece and never went into production. The table was refurbished in the late 1960s by Elijah L. Werrett (Eli) who lived on Glamorgan Street. He was one of the original factory workers whose name was "drawn out of the hat" to meet Mrs Neville Chamberlain. 

Eli was also a past chairman of the Historical Society. After it was refurbished Sheila eventually passed it on to Janet.

Side View
Side View
Product No & Date 01
Product No & Date 01
Factory Plate
Factory Plate

To learn more about Brynmawr Furniture and view the displays, please visit the page on the Brynmawr & District Museum website, by clicking on the following link.

The photographs below, have been taken  from "The Peoples Collection Wales" website, using

the 'Creative Archive Licence' which allows them to be use for non-commercial purposes 

Photo 01 - Brynmawr Furniture Poster

Photo 02 - Brynmawr Furniture Poster

Photo 03 - Furniture design

Photo 04 - Furniture manufacture

Photo 05 - Ynysddu Armchair     

Photo 06  - Ynysddu Armchair and Talybont Chest 

Photo 07  - (Furniture on display at Lewis's

Photo 08  - Department Store in Manchester)

                     

Brynmawr Furniture 01
Brynmawr Furniture 01
Modern Furniture Poster
Modern Furniture Poster
Brynmawr Furniture 03
Brynmawr Furniture 03
Brynmawr Furniture 04
Brynmawr Furniture 04
Brynmawr Furniture 05
Brynmawr Furniture 05
Brynmawr Furniture 06
Brynmawr Furniture 06
Brynmawr Furniture 07
Brynmawr Furniture 07
Brynmawr Furniture 08
Brynmawr Furniture 08

Boot Factory

Boot Factory Fire 1937
Boot Factory Fire 1937
Boot Factory Warwick Road
Boot Factory Warwick Road

Tuf Footwear Factory

Tuf Footwear factory
Tuf Footwear factory
Tuf Footwear factory worker
Tuf Footwear factory worker
Tuf Factory workers
Tuf Factory workers

Emag Factory

Emag Factory 1
Emag Factory 1
Emag Factory 2
Emag Factory 2