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on Thu 5 Jul - 15:23
Anybody know whats happening.
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on Thu 5 Jul - 16:14
Yeah, It's closed down.

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on Thu 5 Jul - 16:44
You mean Closed Down Altogether.
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on Thu 5 Jul - 17:14
Aye it's shut and they're knocking it down mid July, according to th'observer.
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on Thu 5 Jul - 17:34
And the rubble cleared away with foreign spades
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on Sun 8 Jul - 18:38
I remember as an apprentice given the job , on my own , to re-point the perimeter wall of Bulldog tools , I was a broken lad when I finished months ( it seemed ) later . So all my work was in vain .......I bet they wouldn't do that to a Beat -hoven painting ????????
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on Sun 8 Jul - 19:38
@mache wrote:And the rubble cleared away with foreign spades

The company is still going strong, in Essex, apparently!
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on Sun 8 Jul - 19:56
There are for sale, to lease and to let signs dotted about the building.

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on Fri 13 Jul - 18:19
Was told industrial and smaller units to be built within.
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on Fri 13 Jul - 18:33
That's what the signs suggest, yes.

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on Fri 13 Jul - 18:46
They did the same with the council yard on Sovereign Road, several units opened there and still going an excellent scheme for small businesses.
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on Fri 13 Jul - 18:53
Indeed, I passed there today and it looks right smashing!.

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on Fri 13 Jul - 18:59
You should have taken photo macgwim.
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on Fri 13 Jul - 19:00
My Mam used to call it the "dead house" as it was used as a mortuary when she was little.

Bugger all to do with this but there you go. Very Happy
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on Fri 13 Jul - 19:13
All part of the forgotten history of Wigan, now we know something we didn't earlier.

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on Fri 13 Jul - 20:00


Those little units are behind the wall to the left.
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on Fri 13 Jul - 20:21
That's Sovereign rd?

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on Fri 13 Jul - 20:24
Warrington lane /Sovereign Road, the houses to the front are the car park now and the row with the cig ad is what was the Cable TV place don't know what it is now.
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on Fri 13 Jul - 20:38
Ah, so the wall with the telegraph pole is the council yard (to come). amd where the green car is now is grassed area?

On the grassed area there is a plaque. I will stop traffic and take a pic of it one day soon

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on Fri 13 Jul - 20:40
That's it!
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on Fri 13 Jul - 21:40
There it is, Just prior to that is Twiss Cafe (as was). then into lower Ince where Hairy Mary's chippy stood proud. Fantastic times to eat chips and pea wet. The hangover iwould disappear before you walked into Wigan and got involved with the beer on Saturday afternoons downstairs in Bluto's

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on Sat 14 Jul - 8:26
Bulldog Tools have been at Clarington Forge, Wigan, England since 1780.


Our solid forged spades and forks have heads made from a single piece of steel. The steel is of a specification which results in exceptional strength with the flexibility to absorb all the pressure of hard work without distorting or breaking.

Our forged heads are manufactured using Bulldog’s original forging machinery at our Indian facility. Upon completion, the heads are sent back to Clarington Forge, Wigan where we craft the wooden handles from raw material using the same process we have done for generations.

The combination of the forged heads and naturally strong ash handles result in producing our Premier range to the highest levels of quality. These tools are the gold standard by which we measure all the tools we make.

Our tools are built to last. Their value is in their longevity and that's why it's worth making an investment in a tool that carries the Bulldog name. When we hear that a customer is still using our tools nearly two decades after their purchase, or how our tools have out-lasted other tools and been passed down to the next generation, we're not surprised! It's the reputation the Bulldog brand stands for.
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on Sat 14 Jul - 8:28
New Bulldog offices

Finally, work on the new warehouse and offices at Bulldog Tools HQ in Wigan is progressing and we hope the new facility to be fully operational in 4 to 6 weeks’ time. This new space will allow us to manufacture, assemble, distribute and manage your Bulldog orders more efficiently and ensure that the very best quality controls are maintained. We are continuing to run the company during these works, so please accept our sincere apologies for any delay in delivery you may have experienced. We hope to publish photos of the finished building in the very near future.

POSTED IN ABOUT BULLDOG BY STUART ELSOM ON 17TH APRIL 2018

http://www.bulldogtools.co.uk/blog/2018/04/bulldog-news-15/
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Re: Bulldog Tools

on Sat 14 Jul - 11:35
Been trying to find info on the above, nothing so far. It would suggest they may have sold off parts of the plot but I don't know.
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