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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 22nd December, 2018)


Bulldog Tools building being demolished.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
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Comment by: Ed on 22nd December 2018 at 00:27

This place made the best quality industrial tools in the world in its prime,such as spades,forks,axes etc.

Comment by: Ken R on 22nd December 2018 at 05:08

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.

Comment by: irene roberts on 22nd December 2018 at 09:20

Is this at Clarington Brook?

Comment by: Veronica on 22nd December 2018 at 12:59

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.

Comment by: irene roberts on 22nd December 2018 at 13:20

Like Veronica, I can't imagine it not being there. It was such a landmark all through my childhood in Ince.

Comment by: Anne on 22nd December 2018 at 14:04

If it's termed a brownfield site..... well the usual thing happening to brownfield sites is....

Comment by: Stan on 22nd December 2018 at 15:09

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 The building you see here is just out of date and there's no room to expand.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).

Comment by: Arthur on 22nd December 2018 at 16:42

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.

Comment by: Veronica on 22nd December 2018 at 19:32

I'm pleased about that Arthur as Irene says it's such a landmark.

Comment by: irene roberts on 22nd December 2018 at 21:17

I'm very glad to hear that, Arthur, and I'm sure Veronica will be, too. xxx

Comment by: Carolaen on 22nd December 2018 at 21:56

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.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 22nd December 2018 at 22:49

Sorry to disappoint, but by all accounts, the site has been earmarked for new build housing, Only time will tell.

Regards. The Whizzer.

Comment by: Bob on 23rd December 2018 at 01:03

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.

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd December 2018 at 09:33

Shiver me timbers - that's where Ozy's been hiding - in the rafters!

Comment by: Robert and no bull. on 23rd December 2018 at 12:18

mate of mine says ozy is bullxxxx, stan is quite correct.

Comment by: Alf on 23rd December 2018 at 12:29

He needs to stop under the rafters too. The posts have been great reading of late.

Comment by: Arthur on 23rd December 2018 at 22:26

Stan is right, i've heard that too.

Comment by: Veronica on 12th January 2019 at 12:19

I can't see the need for rudeness and ignorance.

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