Representatives of Stephens & George attended the official launch of A Jewel in the Town, a short book written about Flooks, detailing the history of the former jewellers turned modern café in Merthyr Tydfil.
The book was developed and printed by the Stephens and George Print group, supported by its Centenary Charitable Trust whose aim is to improve literacy levels in Merthyr Tydfil and the surrounding area.
The South Wales area being notorious for having the lowest level of literacy skills in the United Kingdom, the Trust has been eager to help young people in their efforts to get their work published.
Many people were interested to see what became of their former local jewellers that meant so much to them growing up and to pledge their support for the book launch.
The name C.H Flooks still stands at the top of the café but inside things have changed, this is a modern café that now features coffees and computers as opposed to earrings and necklaces.
A Jewel in the Town focuses on the memories of this building from local figures; the book gives a voice to the former jewellers and to aspiring journalist Gareth Nash who has experienced homelessness and is supported by the Llamau charity. Nash worked alongside local historian Huw Williams to co-write the book.
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