Morris Brothers, Pontypridd, late 19th century

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Morris Brothers, Pontypridd, late 19th century

Postby Ed » 2 Apr 2005, 10:01pm

Can anyone provide me with information about Morris Brothers Cycle manufacturers, based in Pontypridd 1880s-1900s? The brothers were William Morgan Morris and John C Morgan - joined later by Frederick D Morris. I have an advert for the company from the 1890s, which states that the company manufactured and sold its own designs and acted as CTC-approved repairers. It also claims that they were pioneers of the bicycling industry in South Wales. One of my ancestors married William Morgan Morris. I've tried the National Cycling Museum at Llandrindod Wells but to no avail. Any help greatly appreciated.

mikeo

Re:Morris Brothers, Pontypridd, late 19th century

Postby mikeo » 3 Apr 2005, 9:55pm

Try Pontypridd Library (Tel 01443/486850) or Pontypridd Museum (Tel 01443/490748)who are also on www.pontypriddmuseum.org.uk. Mr.Brian Davies of the latter has very good local historical knowledge.Best of luck!

Ed

Re:Morris Brothers, Pontypridd, late 19th century

Postby Ed » 4 Apr 2005, 10:10pm

Thanks Mikeo. I've already been in touch with the library and the museum at Pontypridd. Unfortunately, both could offer only very little, though the museum did recommend an interesting book about Victorian Pontypridd by Don Powell in which several passing references were made to the brothers' commercial activities.
If anyone's interested, I have a wonderful illustrated advert for the Brothers' company, which I will email on request.

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Re: Morris Brothers, Pontypridd, late 19th century

Postby ejmantl1 » 31 Oct 2014, 10:14am

Hi Ed
Did you manage to find out any information? I own the house in Pontypridd where I assume they worked as there is a plaque on the wall out side

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Re: Morris Brothers, Pontypridd, late 19th century

Postby cavasta » 31 Oct 2014, 1:05pm

ejmantl1 wrote:Hi Ed
Did you manage to find out any information? I own the house in Pontypridd where I assume they worked as there is a plaque on the wall out side


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