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because I wanted to make an animations website that was mobile phone friendly so much of this information could be out of date.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)