Having completed a full apprenticeship, Reginald Holman, previously a skilled toolmaker, set up in business from home in Argyle Road, Fishponds in 1918 repairing racing pigeon clocks, clocks and watches, and as business grew he moved to the present site on Fishponds Road, previously part of a row of cottages, and set up the shop - R.A.HOLMAN watchmakers and jewellers in 1927.