IN 1946 a factory was established at the bottom of Broad Street by cabinet maker Arthur Reynolds with his young son, Garth, as apprentice.

Until it was devastated by fire in 1977 Reynolds of Ludlow represented the highest standard of Quaker-style furniture.

Ludlow Museum at the Buttercross is hosting an exhibition in celebration of the craft of this ‘state of the art’ business.

There is a chance to come and see one of their famed pieces, kindly loaned to the museum by a local researcher of Reynolds, alongside photographs and catalogues illustrating the work and the ruinous fire.

Entry in to the Museum is currently free until the end of March 2022 in a bid to encourage locals and visitors to come and visit, although donations are always gratefully received.

“It is fantastic that local history enthusiasts share these important items with us and we are pleased to be able to create these displays,” said Ludlow Mayor Robin Pote.