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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 2nd August, 2018)

Bulldog Tools

Bulldog Tools
Clarington Forge, Darlington Street East, Wigan.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
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Comment by: Alan lad on 2nd August 2018 at 05:38

That place was once a hive of activity .

Comment by: Veronica on 2nd August 2018 at 07:27

I have never seen around the back of this workplace. It looks eerie - I presume it no longer manufactures tools or anything else.
The products were famous world wide!
Everybody knew somebody who worked there!

Comment by: Mick on 2nd August 2018 at 08:49

I didnt know anybody who worked there, They have not closed down, still operating from a building next door.

Comment by: DTease on 2nd August 2018 at 09:19

Byrney the Bike takes us into all kinds of nooks and crannies that we would otherwise never see.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 2nd August 2018 at 10:46

I read somewhere recently that the presses had been shipped out to India, so you'll soon be buying your shovels from that country. Along with your Morris Oxfords, your Royal Enfield motorbikes and your cotton goods. Who'd have thought it eh? Importing cotton fabric to Lancashire.

Comment by: Veronica on 2nd August 2018 at 13:50

Byrnie the Bike you wouldn't know anybody living in Shevington! Scowsers - by that I mean folk from Scholes would....Gradely people!

Comment by: DTease on 2nd August 2018 at 14:55

Ozy, a couple of years ago iPhone were bragging about the millions of Smart Phones they were planning to sell in China. Yesterday I read that Huawei, a Chinese firm that not many people will have heard of are now selling more Smart Phones than iPhone.
Roll on Brexit.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 2nd August 2018 at 20:48

The thing is DTease, as I'm sure you'll already be aware, Brexit or no Brexit, this country is in Old Kent Road. It doesn't really matter that much to me, as I'm not planning to hang around for that much longer, but to just take the NHS for one example. It's being shafted royally by the pharmaceutical industry. Life saving medicines are costing thousands, GPs are advising patients to purchase their medicine from private sources, rather than pay the bloated prescription charges. I realise that research doesn't come cheap, but why not nationalise the pharmaceutical industry? Surely it's a start ? it must be better than being tied to a barrel by private multinational corporations . Maybe I'm being a bit naïve, but I've always thought that we were all in this mess together.....You'll have to forgive me if I'm coming across as being a bit negative, but I've just dropped my kebab in a pile of dog muck on my way home from the pub, and I've had to throw almost half of it away.

Regards. oozy.

Comment by: DTease on 2nd August 2018 at 22:06

We are all in it together Oozy, well apart from Cameron who seems to have adopted the life of a Trappist Monk in his garden shed. O and Boris who has started a new career as a squatter living on benefits. Then of course there’s David Davies but there again nobody ever knew what he was supposed to be doing anyway.
No doubt we will see them all again, probably standing on the shore waving us all goodbye as the rest of us go down with the sinking ship.
I can understand why you’re a bit down Oozy. I just hope you threw the right half of the kebab away that’s all.

Comment by: Rosie G on 3rd August 2018 at 09:27

Who's Oozy ??? We can't get for going on Brexit for countless reasons, mainly because every time a plan is put forward it gets shot down in flames..... this could, and does, run and run.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd August 2018 at 14:10

It'll probably run longer than'The Mousetrap' play in London Rosie G. I agree with you.

Comment by: Bod on 6th August 2018 at 12:20

Don't except any deal with them and just get out ,have they not had enough of our country they will soon be begging for our trade.

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