About Us

The firm was founded in 1919 by Thomas Marchant Harries following his discharge from the Navy at the end of the First World War. Throughout the decades the firm has adapted and developed. From its modest beginnings in a small office above the Co-operative bicycle shop in Cardiff Street, Aberdare,  the firm has expanded over time and now occupies modern offices in Aberdare and Hirwaun.

Over the years, several partners in the firm have become judges.   Marchant Harries himself became the District Judge (then known as registrar) of Aberdare County Court in 1938; Graham Bird became the District Judge of several County Courts in 1969; and in 1991 Terry Lewis was appointed a District Judge and now sits at a number of County Courts throughout South Wales.

On Marchant Harries' appointment to the bench, Spencer Bird, who had been with the firm since 1927, became senior partner and eventually a consultant, retiring in 1988.  The Bird family has been continuously associated with the firm for over 80 years.  Both Spencer Bird's sons, David and Graham, were partners. David Bird's son Simon, is currently a partner as is Graham Bird's son, Jeremy.

Several other former partners are worthy of mention. Tommy Daniel Jones was a member of the firm until 1950. He played league football and was capped for Wales. Ken Rees was a partner for over 30 years and senior partner for some 20 years before retiring in April 1988. He was succeeded as senior partner by David Bird who was followed in that post by Colin Howells. He handed over the reins in 1998 to the current senior partner, Peter Williams.

The firm has had a long association with Aberdare Camera Club beginning with T. Marchant Harries himself, a member and officer of the club.  The current members of the Club have kindly loaned us a portfolio of their photographs which are on display in our Aberdare office.

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