Barber Shed closes after 70 years

According to BBc Wales this tin shed was used as a barber shop for more than 70 years and the former sheddie is hoping it will go into a museum.

Jack Wardell, known as Jack the Barber, who is 92, finally hung up his comb and scissors a year ago.

He has donated the premises at Tumble in Carmarthenshire to the Kidwelly Industrial Museum, but the old tin shed needs £3,500 for repairs.

Mr Wardell has also offered to give demonstrations if his old shop gets a new lease of life in the museum.

The building needs money spent on its roof, new windows, and to secure the floors. The museum wants the shop to become a permanent reminder of the social history of Tumble and the Gwendraeth Valley. The building has been moved from its original home in Tumble to the Kidwelly museum, however it is now in need of renovation.

You can see a great video of the shed and the sheddibarber as well.. but due to the nature of the BBC they wont allow me to embed it… ( where’s my license fee going then?)

By Andrew Wilcox

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