Did you work there?

This page has been copied and pasted from my old website which was past it's sell by date. This new website has bigger and better examples of my work and an easier to manage and update Brymitre page

I'm ancient so how many old hands are still alive?

In the 1970’S this company was situated In Fenpond Road Ightham and made Vinyl covered chipboard cabinets for the Hi Fi and Television trade for people like Bose, Waltham and Amstrad. It had a big machine shop, a laminator shop, packing bay, massive storage for the chipboard and extensive office space. They employed approx 100 staff and always seemed to have a happy atmosphere. I had the luck to move to Borough Green, the next village to Ightham and on my travels around the village have met many ex Brymitre personnel, hence this page was created. Sadly in the late 80’s the company closed and the site is now a housing estate. Should anyone have photos of the old place or any information on old employees please email me and I will add the information to this site.


Contact me (Dave Suton) Ex Machine setter, retired and now maker of gif animations if your name is not on the list or if some of this information can be updated. This page has been redundant for years and has just been resurrected because I wanted to make an animations website that was mobile phone friendly so much of this information could be out of date.

Carol     Works Study, lived in farmhouse next to factory entrance

Fran     Likes sitting on her front garden wall and watching people people walk past (That's how she met me). She still likes cold baked bean sandwiches.

Karen    Still a lively as ever, her two children have grown up and she enjoys life to the full.

Jeff    Works study

Maxine    Worked in accounts, moved to Sevenoaks and got a job in the Sony Centre shop.

Nancy    Worked in sales and lived in Wrotham.

Ricky    Was engaged to Caroline John Wilson's assistant.

Sandra    (Sandy) was working in the Taxi office Borough Green station.

Sandy    Looked after incinerator; I had delivered milk to him in Kemsing before I worked here

Tony    Works study

Arrow    Helen    Helen Arrow (now Goodwin) as she married the accountant from Brymitre. She has 2 children and lives in West Malling.

Ashton    Ray    A true craftsman and was making some wonderful oak furniture with Tudor Oak.

Barnes    Bruce    Was health and safety officer for the Post Office

Blunderfield    Charles    Buyer.

Buss    Sian    Was working  at Seal Chart making kitchens he is now a granddad

Brigden    Ian    Last heard off working as a manufacturing agent and still lives near Crowborough

Daniels    Richard    Financial Director

Denton   Joyce    Played Bingo at Maidstone but has never been known to win ...Julie and Debs have won lots

Dicker    Albert    Well known for wearing his trousers up round his armpits. Retired and lives in Southend

Dochery    Dave    Married with3 kids and , lives in Kemsing and has an electrical contractor business

Fahy    Chris    Benenden School Teacher Technician

Fahy    Vera    Married Chris Fahy brother and has a daughter. She runs a kiddies nursery in Tonbridge.

Feaks    Gordon    Is now a builder

Fenton    Mick    Works manager of a bed factory

Goodwin    Kevin    Married his childhood sweetheart , have a little girl and live next door to a pub in Tonbridge

Goldfinch  John    Technical Manager

Goldsmith    Julie    Divorced Mick and has two teenage kids Emma and Claire and works at Enerlon as works coordinator (Posh job)

Goldsmith    Debbs    Is now Debbs Straeche , has two kids.

Grey    Sid     Married with two kids

Healey    Mick    Has the misfortune of working with Mick Fenton

Healey    Roger   Was sales and marketing Director.

Herd    Sonia    Sexy packing bay supervisor and first aid girl. Looked after me when I chopped top of my finger off.

Herrington    Steve    Worked in warehouse, has sadly died, worked with John Wilson's ex wife at British Sialkraft in Strood. Keen badmington player.

Herrington    Ian    Became the buyer after Charles Blunderfield


Hobbs    Peter    Been married over 14 years and has 3 children , Lewis, Rianne, and Jake and lives in Barming with wife Sally.


Hourigan    Julie & Steve    Julie Radmore married Steve Hourigan ,still married 23 years, 2 sons Matthew 21 & Ashley 19 both in university Pretoria South Africa emigrated to South Africa 1991 relocated to Lesotho 1997 ,relocated to Swaziland 2001 ,Steve general manager in the largest furniture factory in the country ,now living back in South Africa , Nelspruit 30 miles from Kruger national park.Julie owns her own business ,and does the administration and accounts.

Kavanagh    Neil    Has his own recording studio

Kilpatric     Jimmy    Very sad news. He was knocked down in Borough Green High Street and suffered head injuries and died in hospital. He will be sadly missed in the village.


Kneller    Lee    Draughtsman


Lee-Amies    Bob    The man who trained me on "the line" Chatted to him in Borough Green and he looks as fit as a fiddle. He is retired and still lives in Ightham


Lee-Amies    Richard    I saw him in Ightham church looking after the grounds, has not changed a bit.


Lidlow    Nancy    Sales


Martin    Sheila    Bill Rae's secretary


Mellish    Marion    Sales


Milton    Jean    Last heard off iving in sheltered accommodation


Moon    Jess    Last heard of working on CAD computers


Plevin    Malcome    Retired


Rae    Bill   The main man and MD ..last heard off was living in the Manchester area.


Randell    Barbara   Retired and can make a really special cake. I occasionally get treated. Visits me every so often


Randell    Jackie    Married with kids


Ripton    Brian    Went to Regent furniture as MD at North Kent but is now retired and lives in Norfolk    Sent him an email years ago but no reply yet


Ryder    Tony    Has two kids and lives in East Peckham


Salt    Colin    Has his own pest control business


Salt    Ken    Works in the partitioning business, has two sons and lives in Leybourne


Santa    Kevin    Works for a fabrication business in Dartford.


Scawn    Ray  Employed on the selling front.  Furniture fittings and precision locking devices.


Sexton    Pete    Seems to be a bit of a "wandering minstrel" I applied for a job with a company in East


Grinstead many years ago and I was told that he had just left (I did not get the job) Ray Ashton tells me he also left Tudor Oak. Pete is obviously a believer in variety is the spice of life.


Shepherd     Chris    Retired and not in the best of health, I have seen him in Hospital ona couple of occasions


Shepheard    Dave    Works at Rugby Cement as a foreman fitter


Smart    Loretta    Now lives in Bedlinog in Wales and has two daughters Charlotte.and Melissa. She has bought a house and is renovating it.


Summers    Terry    Last time I saw him he was a van delivery driver and has grown up children


Sutton  Dave    Former Graphic Artist, gif animator and IT manager Used to work for Hyders 


Sutton    Ricky    Dave Sutton’s son    Worked as a labourer at the sweet age of 16 is now a millionaire Chief Executive officer of an online business and has branches all over the world.


Syrett    Mick    Still looks 30 years old, has been landlord of pub, worked in music industry,  has a 2 teenage daughters Georgia and Nancy and a son who is boxing at a good standard.


Theobald    Mike     Taught me everything, was a service engineer with Dawsons, he has traveled the world with them. He has two grown up sons, one is a farrier and one is a BT engineer. Sadly passed away 2008


Watson    Barbara    Purchasing assistant to Charles Blunderfield


Wilson    John    Draughtsman and then manufacturing manager now has a consulting business


Wise    Ken    Caught his jumper in a machine cutter and was lucky not to have lost his arm, I have it on good authority that he can still lift a pint .



No longer with us


Sadly Eddie Duncan, Roy Emms, Mick Cooper, Dennis Blackburn, Mick Theobald, Bill Pointer Steve Herrington, Jimmy Kilpatric and Richard Chapman have died.


Does Hank the tall American still pilot a router (or patch his jeans with the caravan's curtains)

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