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Bags of success for traditional business

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traditional businessGAYNOR DAVIES-HOWELL is one of the few businesses in Pembrokeshire that still revert to traditional methods of craftsmanship over machine production.

She has produced hand-made bespoke leather bags and briefcases for over a decade and her entrepreneurial drive has seen the business thrive in the current economic climate.

“All of the bags are made with care and precision using the traditional tools from start to finish,” she told the Herald.

Set in a small 19th century chapel , in Clunderwen, Gaynor’s leatherwork is embracing the sudden surge in custom made fashion accessories and has expanded its range of leather products, from mobile phone sleeves to trendy men’s satchels.

Gaynor explains the importance of versatility is from understanding contemporary fashion as a vital component to success. The bags aesthetical appeal is not the only thing that her fashion conscious customers admire.

“We use the best leather material we can get our hands on, and this ensures that our products are strong, durable and above all will give the customer longevity from what they purchase”.

Gaynor also believes that a bag made from this material will complement any outfit and also will bring a touch of class and elegance to whoever wears them.

The company has been trading since 2007 and the appeal of bespoke and hand crafted leather bags have attracted customers from London to Australia and Malaysia. Gaynor hopes the business will continue to grow in the next few years and that her products become a must-have high street fashion accessory for the fashion conscious individual.

Gaynor’s leatherwork makes one-off commissions creating anything from tiny credit card holders, wallets, handbags and even briefcases. They also offer a consultancy and manufacture service for start-up brands as well as running traditional leatherwork courses. These are a great way for people to get directly involved in the craftsmanship of traditional leather from cutting the template to sewing and stitching and right through to the final stages of embossing and strap making. The courses are both fun and informative and details of available dates can be found at www.leathercoursesbritain.com.

Fashion and textile apprentice Enya Judge has become an excellent leatherworker and gives Gaynor valuable advice on current trends. “Enya is a fantastic asset to the company, she keeps me up to date on the current fashion trends and she is a fast learner. She is also key for the success of the business as her ideas and in-put keep the company fresh and appealing to a younger customer base.”

So if you want to get your partner the perfect gift or indulge yourself with fashionable, sublime quality and handcrafted leather accessories, then visit http://www.gdhleatherwork.co.uk/ today and become the envy of your friends, family and peers.

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Broad Haven: Car overturns in wet weather on B4341

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A CAR overturned in the wet weather on the B4341 Haverfordwest to Broad Haven road on Friday evening (Jul 3).

First on the scene, local Stephen Hughes told The Herald: “I was driving along and noticed a car had overturned on the Broad Haven Road past the left turning for Tiers Cross. I stopped and checked to see if everyone as okay.

“No one was injured, and I stayed until the police arrived.”

Police directed traffic and assisted with the recovery of the vehicle.

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County Hall in NHS blue lights tribute

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COUNTY HALL in Haverfordwest was lit in blue last night (Friday, 3rd July) and will be again tonight and tomorrow night as a tribute to NHS workers and social care staff throughout the country.

The illumination also marks the 72nd anniversary of the NHS on Sunday.

Said Pembrokeshire County Council Chairman, Dr Simon Hancock: “We owe these workers a great debt which will never be fully repaid and this gesture by the Council is richly deserved.”

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Cllr Beynon suspended as school governor at Pembroke’s Ysgol Harri Tudur

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PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL said that they are unable to comment on the suspension of a Pembroke Dock councillor as a school governor.

Cllr Beynon confirmed that he has been suspended as a school governor at Pembroke’s Ysgol Harri Tudur.

“I’m looking forward until when the ombudsman throws out the complaints,” Cllr Beynon said.

Paul Dowson, a fellow Pembroke Dock councillor, recently resigned from the board of school governors of Ysgol Harri Tudur.

Cllr Dowson said after he resigned: “I feel a recent smear campaign reflects badly on the school even though its untrue.”

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