HistoryPoints News

Dec 1, 2018

Laura Ashley's first store

Laura Ashley stores are popular in cities around the world, but the first of them all was in a small building - dating from c.1700 - in Machynlleth, Powys. Laura, a self-taught fabric designer from Dowlais, initially sold her ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

distinctive products through other shops, such as John Lewis, but in 1961 she moved her family from Kent to Gwynedd. The family - including four children - lived in a caravan as she ventured into retail for the first time. For more about the history of the building and Laura, use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes in the window of 35 Heol Maengwyn - it's now The Deco Shop. Or click here