Joe Vecchio moved from Italy to Wales in 1965 to work at his cousin Mike’s barber shop in Llanyrafon (now Tino’s). In 1967 Mike opened up a shop in Fairwater with Joe as the manager.
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That was 50 years ago and Joe has only just semi-retired at the age of 70. The new owner has renamed the business The Barber Shop and Joe is still cutting hair every Friday and Saturday.
Watch Joe in this video talking about his love of Cwmbran and his customers. He now cuts the hair of granddads who first came into his shop as young boys.
He returns to his hometown in Italy, Castelforte, twice a year but now hopes to enjoy longer visits. His spare time is taken up looking after his garden.
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8 Fairwater Square
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