Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 22nd December, 2018)
This place made the best quality industrial tools in the world in its prime,such as spades,forks,axes etc.
A photo is worth a thousand words.
What does this tell us, good bad or indifference, The old giving way to the new, is it so simple. It looks bloody awful, next year it will be new again. Follow it up Mick.
Is this at Clarington Brook?
I just cannot imagine that building no longer there. It's the curved red brick building turning onto Darlington St Irene. Wonder what will go in its place.
Like Veronica, I can't imagine it not being there. It was such a landmark all through my childhood in Ince.
If it's termed a brownfield site..... well the usual thing happening to brownfield sites is....
Bulldogs Tools still going very well, they make every garden tool you can think of. They are indeed top quality tool makers in Britain. The building you see here is just out of date and there's no room to expand. What companies what today is technology and state-of-the-art machinery, this place will not house such large equipment for the business's long term investment. (The building has served its purpose for very many years).
Veronica that building will always be there..it's just had some repair work done. The buildings at the back that are doomed, the shop floor area.
I'm pleased about that Arthur as Irene says it's such a landmark.
I'm very glad to hear that, Arthur, and I'm sure Veronica will be, too. xxx
years ago i went with my did to an exhibition at the old Drill Hall about engineering and technology. I recall seeing on one stand a display of model Bulldog tools - spades, hoes, forks etc mounted on a board and being told that these were sample exhibits made by apprentices at Clarington Forge. Does anyone know if this actually happened ?
Like others I grew up just off Darlington Street and passed this building all the time when we walked up to see by Dads mum at the top of Rose Bridge. Glad to see it still seems to have a bright future.
Sorry to disappoint, but by all accounts, the site has been earmarked for new build housing, Only time will tell.
Regards. The Whizzer.
Mate of mine says its BULL! He says these closure rumours have been going on since he can remember and he did young to old there.
Shiver me timbers - that's where Ozy's been hiding - in the rafters!
mate of mine says ozy is bullxxxx, stan is quite correct.
He needs to stop under the rafters too. The posts have been great reading of late.
Stan is right, i've heard that too.
I can't see the need for rudeness and ignorance.