Below are members who contributed to the Furniture Industry and have sadly passed away.


      • Bill Marson, deceased June 2015
      • Billy Howells, deceased February 22nd 2020
      • Bryon Charlesworth, deceased March 7th 2023
      • Colin Meadows, deceased 2009
      • Dave Scotford, deceased 2011
      • David Thompson, deceased October 2019
      • Graham Brown, deceased September 2011
      • Graham Webb, deceased August 2021
      • Gwynne Powell, deceased October 2015
      • John Way, deceased 1997
      • Michael ‘Smudger’ Smith, deceased 2012
      • Mike Hayball, deceased 1994
      • Mike Smith, deceased May 2014
      • Mike Toplis, deceased 1997
      • Roger Lambert, deceased February 2017
      • Stuart Mason , deceased January 2022
      • Ralph Giles, deceased May 2018
      • Vic Wilkins, deceased 2010



Bill Marson

Bryon Charlesworth

Graham Brown

Former legendary Homeworthy Furniture agent for South Wales & West Mr Gwynne Powell has sadly passed away at the age of 86. Mr Powell represented Homeworthy for over 30 years starting when the factory was based in Edmonton London and continued to represent the company when the factory relocated to Sunderland following acquisition by the Silentnight Group. Mr Powell also represented many other leading furniture companies during his long career in the industry including Evans International.
Mr Powell was a great character who will be sadly missed. During his spare time he and his wife Doreen won many awards and trophies for ballroom dancing. Gwynne also devoted much of his spare time as Captain of the City of Swansea Swimming Club and helped support many charities with his friends at the masonic lodge. He was also a long time member of Swansea’s Hafod Brotherhood Football Club.
Gwynne leaves his devoted wife Doreen, much loved daughter Sue and his two Grandchildren Ben and Lauralee. His funeral is on Wednesday 28 October 2015 at Morriston Crematorium, Swansea at 3pm. His daughter Sue is creating a memory piece in his honour and if any of his former colleagues or customers have any amusing stories or photographs of Gwynne she would be pleased to receive them by email to
Gwynne Powell is pictured second from left with former colleagues and customers from Wales at the former Silentnight Group Headquarters and showroom at Salterforth

Ralph Giles, deceased May 2018

Roger Lambert

Stuart Mason

Stuart Mason