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Lines Bros.

(Triang Toys)

Lines Bros. Advert From The Welsh Industry Fair - Official Catalogue - 1947

Line Bros. Factory - Aerial Photograph

  Inside Lines Bros   Lines Bros. - Hood making & Inspection on the Conveyor Belt.  



John Hepburn sent in this collection of amazing early photographs of Triang's Merthyr Factory, scanned from 9" x 6" glass plate negatives.


Kiddies Pedal Car  Production Line


Kiddies Cot Production Line




Cutting Room


Bicycle Production Line



Bicycle Wheel Production Line


Bicycle Wheel Track



Pram Production


Dispatch Bay




(All photographs courtesy of John Hepburn)



Glenys Thomas at Triang Toys, working on a T30 pedal car in the mid 1950s.

(Photograph courtesy of Michelle Bassett)


Lines Brothers Party - 1951/1952

(Photograph Courtesy of Sandra Page)


Lines Brothers Party

(Photograph Courtesy of Sandra Page)

Lines Athletic A.F.C. - 1957/58


Lines Dance - Miss Triang & Miss Merthyr Tydfil - 1960's

At the far right is Gwen Ann Lewis.

Lines Bros & Rhymney Engineering - Darts Match - 1968.


Triang Tool Room - 1973

Back Row L-R:    Jack ?, Jack Laycock, Cyril; Wayne ?, Daisy (nickname), Alf and Stan Hartley.
Front Row L-R:   Billy Lewis, Arthur Jones, Wilf Finney, Dai Tovey, Idris Evans, Bill Orchard, Tony Jones and Gary Williams.

(Photograph Courtesy of Dave Jones)


Triang Toys - Arthur Jones & Chris Dennett

Part of the campaign to save 400 workers from the closure of the factory.

(Photograph Courtesy of Dave Jones)

Arthur Jones' Election Photograph

(Photograph Courtesy of Dave Jones)


Those Involved in the Campaign to Save the Triang Factory

Ted Rowlands (Back Row), Dorothy Jones is next to Ted Rowlands, Tom Hier (Front Extreme Left), Arthur Jones (Front 2nd from Right), Tommy Roberts (Man with Coat over Arm, front row - a long serving Union representative and stalwart U.C.A.T.T. Member). Behind Arthur Jones is Emrys Roberts of Plaid Cymru. Selwyn Jones (Town Clerk & Chief Executive) at the back with glasses. Mog Chambers (Labour - Vaynor) at the back, right with beard. Chris Dennett, second left, with Arthur Jones & Tom Roberts; Roy Thomas from Penyard, (Plaid Cymru) centre.

Any other names would be appreciated.

(Photograph Courtesy of Dave Jones)


Triang Moves to the Goatmill Road

(Photograph from Merthyr Express 26th July 1979)


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