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WIGAN TIMBER

Started by: admin (1654)

Does anyone know what has happened to this company? Went down yesterday and the premises was all locked up. Looked through the letterbox and its empty? Have they moved or packed in??? SAVOY TIMBER must be rubbing their hands if they have packed in.. Price increase on the way...

Started: 14th May 2024 at 10:02

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (15558)

Gone Bust LINK

Replied: 14th May 2024 at 10:22

Posted by: admin (1654)

Very sorry to hear this. I always bought any timber I wanted from there. The people were always very helpful. I feel sorry for the employees, Most of whom were getting on, and will find it difficult to find another job.

Replied: 14th May 2024 at 11:00

Posted by: tonker (28058) 

This is bad news for Wigan Timber, but good news for trees.
And plastic doors and window firms!

Replied: 14th May 2024 at 11:05

Posted by: tomplum (12624) 

I Wish I was a tree, Some of them in forests are 500 years old and they spend all their lives with nature all around them and when eventually get cut down, they could become a violin or a guitar and spend another few centuries in concerts,

Replied: 14th May 2024 at 12:53

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (15558)

In the mid 1970s I was something a woodwork type of person, and at Newtown you had Clays diy, which mainly supplied wood, and M.A, Peters which was a timber merchants, and I think it became Savoy Timber, and Clays supplied second hand wood, so I was always mauling about with wood

Replied: 14th May 2024 at 13:43

Posted by: tonker (28058) 

I have 3 acres of pine, carob and olive trees. Some of the olives are 300 years +.
The carob is one of the hardest woods I’ve ever seen and has a nice red colour, looks great when oiled.

Replied: 14th May 2024 at 16:33

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (15558)

Could you make a Xylophone out of it

Replied: 14th May 2024 at 16:54

Posted by: tonker (28058) 

Probably !

Replied: 14th May 2024 at 19:39

Posted by: PeterP (11397)

I did not know there was a timber merchants down Swan Meadow Road

Replied: 14th May 2024 at 22:17

Posted by: gaffer (7982) 

It was Dunlops Peter.

Replied: 14th May 2024 at 22:24

Posted by: timl (90)

I remember going to Clay's multiple times, always made a point of stopping and checking the offcuts bin near the saws, got some useful pieces of wood from that.

Replied: 15th May 2024 at 05:04

Posted by: admin (1654)

timi. Wigan Timber sold Off Cuts too. I've had a lot of stuff from the "Off Cuts" over the years<g>They guy serving just charged £2.00. which went into a POT for the workers Christmas Do. I think?
Last time I was in there. The guy on the saw, was telling me that they would be moving, due to the redevelopment. To a piece of land near the EDGE church..

Replied: 15th May 2024 at 12:04

Posted by: tonker (28058) 

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Replied: 15th May 2024 at 12:43

 

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