Masons Removals – History
Masons have been providing the best removals and storage service in Wales, across the UK and around the world for four generations.
The business was set up in 1905 by Sidney Mason who opened up a shop in Main Street, Cadoxton, Barry selling second hand furniture and making deliveries by horse and cart. Sidney passed the business down to his son Eric who worked with his father until he trained as a fighter pilot. He was then stationed in Burma until he came back home in 1947.
When Eric came home, he took over the business full time and bought the first Masons Removal van – an ex-army Bedford Pantehnicon.
By 1958, Masons now had three shops in Barry and Eric’s wife Esme had started working with the business. It was also around this time that a major change happened in Masons. The second hand furniture market crashed over night and the furniture removal side of the business took precedent – and it’s been that way ever since.
Upon Eric’s death in 1983, Esme took over the business with their first son Gordon – who started working with the company when he was 15 – she is now retired after 53 years of service. Today the company is managed by Esme’s three sons Gordon, Brett and Richard who have recently been joined by Esme’s grandchildren, bringing a fourth generation into the business.
Over the years, Masons have helped celebrities including Colin Jackson, Gerrard Houlier and the Archbishop of Canterbury as well as the worldwide exhibition of Star Trek memorabilia when the display came to visit Cardiff. They also proudly helped local troops transport their kit bags during the first Iraq war.