Quaker plaque unveiled at Factory Road
A plaque has been unveiled on a Melin property in Factory Road, Brynmawr.
Written by Marcus—
05 May, 2016
A plaque has been unveiled on a Melin property in Factory Road, Brynmawr. The plaque was unveiled by the Blaenau Gwent Heritage Forum to mark where the former Gwalia Boot Factory, which later became the ‘Brynmawr Experiment’ reopened by Peter Scott and the Quakers as the Brynmawr Furniture Factory. The factory was heavily involved in war production for things such the webbing for the Mosquito fighter bomber during the Second World War.
The remains of the factory could be seen until the factory was demolished to make way for Melin Homes’ Factory Road development.