Tuesday, 27 October 2009


Brig-y-Don GarageThis is further to the post WESTCLIFFE REMEMBERED (Sunday, 26 July 2009) which was about the Westcliffe Garage that used to be in Wellington Road on the site now occupied by Twiltex furniture shop.

Our correspondent John Jones, son of H.M. Jones who owned the Westcliffe, has sent this photo of Brig-y-Don Garage which was on the other side of the road. His father owned Brig-y-Don as well and operated it during World War 2 when the Army requisitioned the Westcliffe for military use. The name of the person in the picture is not known.

Brig-y-Don faced St. John’s Church; it had quite a small frontage but there was an enormous amount of space at the rear. The garage address was 149 Wellington Road (now R. Glyn Jones, Undertakers). These days to the left is the Sedgewick family’s shop named Select which is a very old building; my thanks to the family for their assistance with my enquiries.