Saturday, 12 October 2013

Small Business Saturday

The Old Curiosity Shoppe at the Castle, which sells vintage clothing and linens and lots more.
When I went to the Steampunk Asylum in September, in Lincoln (which I wrote up in my other blog, Morwenna's Tower) one of the costumes I wore came from this shop. I was a Steampunk Alice in Wonderland....

That's a (probably) 1950s corset over a Victorian nightdress.

In other business news this week, FJ Williams hardware and builders' merchants, on the edge of town, has just been taken over by Huws Gray, who are keeping on all the existing staff.

Packaging Co-ordinators Inc. are taking on 50 new staff. According to the Hereford Times: "The company, formally AndersonBrecon UK, is a leading global supplier of pharmaceutical commercial packaging solutions and clinical trials services.... Hywel Lucas, director of human resources and organisation development at PCI, said the jobs span from packaging operations through to quality assurance, engineering and project management."
So that seems to be what is known locally as Brecon Pharmaceuticals. They also have premises at Treforest and Talgarth locally.

Marina, who runs The End, a tiny shop on Castle Street that sells vintage - well, stuff, that can be quite bizarre - is one of the proudest mothers in Hay this week. One of her daughters is a talented maker of puppets and masks, and her work has been featured in a photo shoot by the Sunday Times! When I popped in to buy a little potted white rose I saw outside, she had the magazine there, next to a giant fish head her daughter had made, to show everyone.

And finally, Castle Greengrocers is now on Facebook!

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