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Bulldog Tools

on Thu 5 Jul - 15:23
First topic message reminder :

Anybody know whats happening.

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Re: Bulldog Tools

on Sat 14 Jul - 16:38
Sure there was mention of houses (what else?) a few years back. Can't find anything.
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Re: Bulldog Tools

on Fri 20 Jul - 17:53
Drilling company already established in there with further units being made and some ready for letting along with office spaces up for grabs
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Re: Bulldog Tools

on Fri 20 Jul - 18:01
Was they called English tools for a while
in 60 s ?
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Re: Bulldog Tools

on Fri 20 Jul - 19:44
Catalogue description
PARK WEBB LIMITED
This record is held by Wigan Archives and Local Studies
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Reference: D/DY PW
Title: PARK WEBB LIMITED
Description:
Financial, administrative records and photographs

Date: 1888-1980
Held by: Wigan Archives and Local Studies, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Creator:
E R H Platt, Leigh, chiropodist

Physical description: 4 Series
Immediate source of acquisition:
The following records have been the subject of separate gifts, as follows:


Acc. no. 2058 Mr. Rickard, Managing Director, Park Webb Limited


Acc. no. 2064 Dobson Park Industries, per Mr. O. C. Lace, former Company Chairman of Park Webb Limited.


Acc. no. 2067 Dobson Park Industries


All are accession no. 2064, with the following exceptions:


D/DY PW/B1/2-3; E1/1-35 (acc. no. 2058)


D/DY PW/E2/1-12; E4/4-7; F1/1 (acc. no. 2067

Custodial history:
Acc. Nos. 2058, 2064


2067

Administrative / biographical background:
This firm of forgemasters started as the Wigan Slitting Mill, founded by William Parks in 1787. There were a number of changes of name before the firm became William Park and Company in 1824. It merged with Joseph Webb and Sons Limited of Bury in 1968, becoming Park Webb Limited. As such it became a member of the Dobson Park Industries group in 1969 but was wound up in 1979, with John Folkes Hefo Limited of Stourbridge in the West Midlands taking over the outstanding orders.


The works were originally situated at School Common, Wigan, but were moved to Clarington Forge in 1889. Further expansion took place in 1944 with the purchase of the Ince Forge Company. With the company coming to an end in 1979, this site was taken over by Gullick Dobson, which is also part of the Dobson Park group.


The company has long been involved in the manufacture of edge tools and in 1930 it formed a separate company, English Tools Limited. Other edge tool companies were absorbed, for example, A. and F. Parkes of Birmingham (see D/DY PW/F2) and in 1979 the title of the company was changed to Bulldog Tools Limited, which continues to trade under the Dobson Park umbrella.


The company also acted as steel stockholders. The first warehouse was in Millgate, Wigan; this was later moved to the Wiend in Wigan and again to Clarington Forge in 1950. This side of the business was transferred to Bulldog Tools Limited in 1979.


For further historical details, see D/DY PW/E3-4. As regards the Ince Forge Company, this was established in 1856 by the Melling family who were originally involved in the Haigh Foundry. For records of the Haigh Foundry, see the place-name index under "Haigh".
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Re: Bulldog Tools

on Fri 20 Jul - 20:05
Thanks for that joseph
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Re: Bulldog Tools

on Fri 20 Jul - 20:27
Most welcome. We always called it English tools even when Bulldog took it over.
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Re: Bulldog Tools

on Fri 20 Jul - 23:42
Nice one, Mester. Didn't realise the Bulldog brand was relatively new.
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Re: Bulldog Tools

on Wed 25 Jul - 11:21
I'm a local expert, Mester. Wink
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Re: Bulldog Tools

on Wed 25 Jul - 16:13
Good. We need one on these forums, and we have one on the best one in the borough. Wink

I do like my signature....

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Re: Bulldog Tools

on Wed 25 Jul - 18:16
@Joseph wrote:I'm a local expert, Mester. Wink


But your credibility went out of the window when you said the Japanese soldiers surrendered to a bus inspector at Rose Bridge. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Re: Bulldog Tools

on Wed 25 Jul - 18:19
^^^^^^^ Quite right, it was the conductor
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Re: Bulldog Tools

on Wed 25 Jul - 18:21
Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Re: Bulldog Tools

on Wed 25 Jul - 19:28
Thank you, Mache.
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Re: Bulldog Tools

on Sun 19 Aug - 14:51
I have a 16inch ditch spade and a double edged billhook,my Grandad gave me them a long time ago,they are nothing like the new stuff,they have Bulldog made in England stamped on them,they must be at least 60 years old,and up to the place closing you could buy direct from the works,and have tools repaired,I had a new shaft put on a fork.Their forges were the oldest in England,and like others have said,their now in India,but the tools will still have made in England or Britain stamped on them after they have been finished off here.
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Re: Bulldog Tools

on Sun 19 Aug - 14:57
I have a couple of Bulldog rakes, made for pushing tarmac about, I bent both of them in weeks.

Had some bulldog heavy duty pruners which snapped.

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Re: Bulldog Tools

on Sun 19 Aug - 15:09
A bulldog clip.



^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

See what I did there? Embarassed
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Re: Bulldog Tools

on Sun 19 Aug - 17:59

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Re: Bulldog Tools

on Tue 21 Aug - 19:33
My mate bought a Bulldog some years ago and it had a tail.
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Re: Bulldog Tools

on Tue 21 Aug - 19:43
How did it smell?
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Re: Bulldog Tools

on Tue 21 Aug - 20:07
Quite well actually, it's nose is in perfect order. Laughing Laughing Laughing
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