Use the images, sounds and descriptions below to inspire your creative stories about the Newman Brothers’ factory and collection.

In which room of the factory is your story set? What year does it take place? Who are your characters? What jobs do they do? What machinery do they use? What are they making? What does the room smell like, and what can you hear? What incidents shape the action?

How does YOUR story unfold…

Where does your story take place?

The Stamp Room

The Shroud Room

The Warehouse

The Office

The Courtyard

The Polishing Shop

The Casting Shop

The Electroplating Shop

Who are your characters? What jobs did they do?

Joyce Green

Worked her way up from company secretary to owner. Worked at Newman Bros. for 50 years. Retired age 68

Dai Davies

Travelling Salesman / Company Director. Worked at Newman Bros. for over 30 years. Retired aged 81

Dolly Dunsby

Works Manager. Worked at Newman Bros. for 60 years. Retired aged 75

Horace Newman

Director (inherited the business from his father). Worked at Newman Bros. for over 50 years. Died aged 67.

Mrs Wassal

Warehouse Worker. Worked at Newman Bros. for 25 years.

Donald Webber

Polisher. Worked at Newman Bros. for 44 years. Retired aged 70+

What products or objects feature in your story? Here are some interesting ones

What machinery or equipment might be used in your story?

Electoplating baths

Drop Stamps

Clocking in machine

Fly press


Sewing machine

Crimping machine


What might you hear in the factory? Sounds to inspire you

Take a 360 degree tour around The Stamp Room and the Shroud Room

We’d love to read your stories! Please send these to