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Pryce Jones

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February 1954.

of Royal Welsh Warehouse, Newtown, North Wales

c1864 Company established.

Pryce Jones started despatching goods to Britain and Europe from Newtown from his Royal Welsh Warehouse. It is believed that the parcel post in Britain was started as a result of a suggestion made by Pryce Jones to the Postmaster General.[1]

1892 The company was registered on 1 October, to acquire the business of Welsh flannel and tweed manufacturers and merchants of the firm of the same name. [2]

1914 Manufacturers and general merchants. Employees 700. [3]

1954 Acquired by Great Universal Stores.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. About Newtown [1]
  2. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  3. 1914 Whitakers Red Book