George Brace, the Founder of Brace’s Bakery had a vision to start his own bakery in the mining village of Pontllanfraith, Blackwood.


Ernest Brace joined the Royal Flying Corps in WW1. He was the eldest son of George Brace and became the 2nd generation of Brace’s Bakery.


Brace’s Bakery in Pontllanfraith. Pictured are Dai Alcock, Jack Walker, Norman Brace and Wilson Brace. In the doorway, John Brace (age 6).


Our longest employee, Tommy Hughes pictured here with Wilson Brace, first started at Brace’s Bakery at 14 years old and worked here for 54 years, finishing in 1977.


Colin Brace, age 6 (son of Ernest Brace) pictured playing outside the bakery in Gelli Groes Road, Pontllanfraith, Blackwood (3rd generation).


Salesman Austin O’Reilly pictured with the Fordson van, came to work for Brace’s after the II World War.


The Brace’s delivery vans are parked at the former bakery (located in Oakdale), ready to deliver to the local community.


Ernest Brace was 2nd generation at Brace’s Bakery and ended his extensive career at Brace’s in 1974. He is pictured here at 81 years old.


Jim Foreman, with Colin Brace (right, 3rd generation). Inspecting the bread at the bakery in Croespenmaen.


The Brace’s Bakery Ford Transit Luton delivery van, pictured at the forecourt of the bakery in Croespenmaen, Blackwood.


Mark and Jonathan Brace, 4th Generation, worked in the previous headquarters in Croespenmaen in 1995. They both started their careers in the bakery incredibly young but soon became directors in 1986.


Colin Brace, 3rd generation, received his OBE in 2013 (aged 91) for his services to the baking industry and the local community.


Today, we are proud to be Wales’s favourite Welsh bakery brand. You’ll find our products on the shelves of local stores and supermarkets.

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