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ONE of the region's most unique family run businesses is celebrating its 80th birthday.

Webbs of Crickhowell is still run by the sons and grandsons of the founder, Herbert Webb.

What has today grown into a department store set on two sites started from very humble origins as a paraffin round serving Crickhowell and the surrounding areas.

This grew into an ironmongers shop following the war years, and continues to expand in new directions to this day, with new additions such as upholstery, divan beds and cabinet furniture now on sale.

To mark the special milestone, Webbs are holding a Summer Sale as part of their celebrations, while a first phase expansion of the main store following the acquisition of an adjacent building is planned.