FAMILY-run electronics firm AF Thomas and Sons Ltd is one of Newport's longest standing independent traders.

The store, which also has a branch in Abergavenny, has been serving customers with domestic appliances for the last 80 years.

AF Thomas and Sons Ltd was founded by Albert Frederick Thomas in 1932.

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Albert Thomas, founder of the store

The Pill docker invented a radar device and used the £100 prize money he was awarded by King George V for his invention to set up the business.

He started making radios in the living room of his home in Brunel Street before opening a shop in Commercial Road selling all types of electrical items, furniture and home furnishings.

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A window display at the Pill store

Thomas' now operates a superstore from Mendalgief Retail Park in the city.

Here's a look back at the original Thomas' store on Commercial Road in Pill.

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Just some of the domestic goods on display at Thomas'

What are your fond memories of this family business?