Extract from the ‘County Echo’ – 14th April 1904 – Dyfyniad o’r ‘County Echo’
“New Shops – in the matter of new shops, Fishguard is certainly not behind the times, several having just been completed and others undergoing alteration. Messrs W R Eynon and Son have just entered their large newly built shop in High Street and it is replete with a stock rarely met with in a town twenty times the size of Fishguard. In the design of the new premises, Mr Eynon has been his own architect and he has succeeded in erecting a shop and warehouse convenient, substantial and commodious will be readily conceded by all who have the merest knowledge of the craft. Fitted with all modern appliances and stocked with every class of general ironmongery and agricultural machinery, the public may be congratulated on having in its midst thoroughly up to date shops of this class.
The detached house on Castle Hill, formerly occupied by Mrs D (Dr) Thomas has come under the influence of commercial enterprise by its rapid conversion into a shop, which Mr M B T Maurice, the noted high class tailor of West Street intends occupying at an early date. Next door to Messrs Roblyn in West Street, the house formerly occupied by Mr J R Davies is also being converted from cosy dwelling to public shop to be occupied in course of the next few weeks by Messrs Evan Bros, grocers of Newcastle Emlyn. It will be seen that if business enterprise be a sign of progress then Fishguard is in the vanguard.
Mr J G Martin, jeweller, Hight Street, is about removing to the recently renovated shop in the Square recently occupied by Mrs Bateman – an enlargement of the commercial and stationery department of the County Echo has just been completed – an alteration rendered necessary to meet with the continual expansion of business. The stock of stationery and fancy goods is a large and varied one. Miss Edith Williams who superintends the department also manages the magazine and newspaper agency and receives orders which are promptly attended to.”