Nostalgic visit for Brockway girls
Daughters and grand-daughters of the original founder of Brockway Carpets have made a nostalgic visit to the Kidderminster manufacturer.
It was a poignant day for Margaret Bailey, Rosemarie Moore, Lizzie Moore, Patricia Oakley, Roberta Birch and Veryl Waldron (pictured), whose father and grandfather George Brockway set up the former Axminster and Wilton carpet business back in the 1930s.
AG Brockway, as it was known then, was taken over by Roy Annable and Skene Walley in 1964.
Over fifty years on, Brockway employs 100 staff and remains a family run business with their sons Charles Annable as md and Nick Walley as production director.
Today, Brockway is one of the UK’s premier manufacturers of high quality wool-rich carpets, which are sold thoughout the UK and overseas by major international retailers and independents.
Charles Annable said: 'It was fantastic to welcome the Brockway ladies on a tour of our factory. They really enjoyed seeing new production techniques and how Brockway has transformed from a traditional weaver to a state-of-the-art manufacturer of contemporary floor coverings.'