Bryant and May- garston match factory were....
The first to be equipped with the first continuous match making machine!
At one time, was THE ONLY producer of wooden matches in the UK.
Famous brands to come out of Garston include...
Swan, Pilot, Vesta and Englands Glory.
The firm was famous for only recruiting local people, it was tough for anyone trying to get a job there as they only employed family members. Several generations worked there.