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Did you work at Brymitre, Fenpond road Ightham

If you worked at Brymitre

Contact me (Dave Sutton) here if your name is not on the list of if some of this information can be updated. This page has been about for over ten years so much of the information could be out of date.

Reward offered for information about Richard Jackson

Richard JacksonRichard Jackson, Godfather of my little boy Colin now six foot tall and weighing 17 stone who needs a little guidance
Last heard of living in Tonbridge and married to Sharon who also used to work for Brymitre. The photograph taken at my sons christening when he was godfather - my son is now 32 years old.
Reward offered is an animation made to your specifications

Where is Ted Osbourne

My young Brymitre "line" workmate last heard of living in Maidstone. He must be getting quite old now because I'm ancient.

Contact me here and I will email you back.

Welcome to the Brymitre web page.

Fen MeadowIn the 1970’S this company was situated In Fenpond Road Ightham and made Vinyl covered chipboard cabinets for the Hi Fi and Television Trade. Bose, Waltham and Amstrad were among their customers. 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 click the small photo to see what it looks like now.
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. Cheers

Dave Ex Machine setter, retired and now maker of gif animations

  Carol Works Study, lived in farmhouse next to factory entrance
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.
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
(Sandy) is 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 is making some wonderful oak furniture with Tudor Oak.
Barnes Bruce

A health and safety officer for the Post Office

Blunderfield Charles Buyer.
Buss Sian
Works 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
Plays 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
Has his own fireworks business
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) . She shares a desk but has her own chair
Goldsmith Debbs
is now Debbs Straeche , has two kids , Carl, sleeps and breathes rugby and plays
for Tonbridge Juddians, Kim, who likes all the girly stuff and is married to Charlie , a tool cutter grinder. She works at Waitrose.
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.


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. Message added 18/01/09
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 Living in sheltered accommodation with Neil Kavanagh's wife's mother and around 20 others in Tonbridge. She is well and as argumentative as ever.
Moon Jess
Last heard of working on CAD computers
Plevin Malcome
Had his own aircraft fitting service and is looking really smart these days
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 trested.
Randell Colin
Has his own pest control business
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 7/12/2008 but no reply yet
Ryder Tony
Has two kids and lives in East Peckham
Salt Ken
Works in the partioning business, has two sons and lives in Leybourne
Santa Kevin
Works for a fabrication business in Dartford.
Scawn Ray
Employed on the selling front i.e. 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 has just 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
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
I met him at work the other day and he is a van delivery driver with grown up children
Sutton Dave
Graphic Artist, gif animator and IT manager Used to work for Hyders 
Sutton Ricky
Worked as a labourer at the sweet age of 16 is now a millionaire Chief Executive officer of an online business and employs over 50 people.
Syrett Mick
Still looks 30 years old, has been landlord of pub, worked in music industry, is now my sons football manager and friend and has a 2 teenage daughters Georgia and Nancy and a 20 year old son who is boxing at a good standard. (Comment 11.12.08)
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 assisitant 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)

Last updated Jan 28 2015