B Miles Thomas Ironmonger

The dwellings previously on the site of B. Miles Thomas' shop. Gwalia.
David Williams.
First shop of B Miles Thomas
The same premises after being extended
a billhead issued by B Miles Thomas
Llun o lawlyfr Cyfarfodydd Blynyddol Bedyddwyr Cymru 1946 a gynhaliwyd yn Hermon Abergwaun / A picture from the Welsh Baptist Union handbook for 1946. Mr & Mrs Miles Thomas sponsored the refreshments at the annual meeting at Hermon Chapel.
Cwpan arian roddedig gan B Miles Thomas ar gyfer cystadleuaeth gorawl. Côr Llanychaer oedd yn fuddugol. A silver cup given by B Miles Thomas for a coral competition. A choir from Llanychaer won the cup
H Hughes
The County Echo 21-7-1938
B Miles Thomas - The County Echo - 17-5-1951
County Echo 1921
All ready to light up Fishguard
Ian Evans
Bedd B Miles Thomas ym mynwent Hermon/ B Miles Thomas' grave at Hermon cemetery
B Miles Thomas 1956

Benjamin Miles Thomas ran a successful ironmongers shop in West Street for many years.

He was born to a local family, Mr and Mrs David Thomas, Tynewydd Farm. He took on an existing ironmongers and expanded the business thus enabling him to modernise and improve his shop. The first image shows the dwellings occupying the ground in West Street on which was later built an ironmongers shop.  The second is of his business premises C 1918 and the third after its refurbishment, with Mr Thomas standing proudly in the doorway. Looking  closely at this photo reveals the many and varied items that were sold there.  The building was known as Gwalia House and in more recent years was the location for Lloyds Bank.

B. Miles Thomas, as he was better known, played an active part in many roles in Fishguard life. He was appointed as the first chairman of Fishguard and Goodwick Urban District Council in 1934 and continued to serve on the Council for many years.

B. Miles Thomas retired from his ironmongery business in 1957 after running the business for more than 37 years. Soon after, in December 1958,  B. Miles Thomas J.P passed away and was buried in Hermon Cemetery.

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