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sam39
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sam39
Discount paint shop
17th November 2013 at 10:20AM
The discount paint shop, on the A6 opposite Sainsburys, is a fine red brick building - I would guess about 100 years old. The interior has seen better days, but must have been very fine in earlier times. Can anyone throw any light on its history and what businesses it once housed?
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Dialstone
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Dialstone
Re: Discount paint shop
17th November 2013 at 8:24PM
I think it was a builders' merchants in the 60's - Goslings? There was a big yard at the back with all sorts of architectural salvage. But it must have been something grander originally
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BlueGrover
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Re: Discount paint shop
18th November 2013 at 2:42PM, Edit: 18th November 2013 at 2:47PM by BlueGrover
From The London Gazette 14th July 1966

THOMAS GOSLING (HAZEL GROVE) LTD.
At an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Members
of the above-named Company duly convened
and held in the Board Room (Top Floor) of Harry
L. Price & Co., 47 Mosley Street, Manchester 2, on
Friday the 8th day of July 1966, at 2.15 p.m. the
following Extraordinary Resolution was duly passed:
" That it has been proved to the satisfaction of
this meeting that the Company cannot by reason of
its liabilities continue its business, and that it is
advisable to wind up voluntarily, and that Norman
Albert Armstrong, of 47 Mosley Street, Manchester
2, Chartered Accountant, be and is hereby appointed
Liquidator for the purpose of such winding-up."
Dated-this 8th day of July 1966.
M. A. Gosling, Director.
(104) T. Gosling, Secretary.
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BlueGrover
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BlueGrover
Re: Discount paint shop
18th November 2013 at 3:01PM, Edit: 18th November 2013 at 3:02PM by BlueGrover
RE Goodwins next door, but I do remember Brewer and Turnbull.

FRANCIS JAMES GOODWIN, the Company founder, was born during the 1st World War in Barrow in Furness.

Frank began his working life as a butcher but soon moved into the construction industry, serving his apprenticeship as a banker mason. He served his time cutting and dressing stone with Hopkins based in Stockport. Working on piecework rates, he soon gained a reputation for the quality of his work.

When the 2nd world war broke out, Frank joined George Wimpey and worked on the construction and repair of RAF runways up and down the country. After the war, Frank started his own Civil Engineering business. Working in the private sector, mainly subcontracting to established companies such as Fram, George Wimpey, Hopkins and Vessey, he employed up to 40 men in the post war years.

Frank’s sons, Michael and Frank, joined him in the 1950’s. Whilst carrying out some subcontract kerbing and flagging works on the A6 in Stockport, Frank was approached by Stockport Council to carry out some contracts in the public sector.

Frank’s quality of work for Stockport Council provided the opportunity for the Company to secure work from Hazel Grove & Bramhall Urban District Council, and in turn others such as Cheadle & Gatley Urban District Council.

At this time the business was operating from the family home in Barmouth Street in Bradford, Manchester. Frank moved the family and the business to Heaton Moor, Stockport and rented a small yard at the rear of Brewer & Turnbull Removals on London Road in Hazel Grove. He then purchased some cottages in John Street, Hazel Grove and turned them into offices.

This is about Goodwins, next door, but I do remember a removal company called Brewer and Turbull.

Frank formed the current Company, FJ Goodwin & Sons (Manchester) Ltd, and incorporated it in February 1963.

Tragically, Frank died of a heart attack on 13th March 1965, aged 49.

Frank’s sons, Michael, Frank and Sean, immediately took over the running of the business and continued to work very successfully in both the public and private sector on a variety of projects in and around Stockport and Greater Manchester.

During the following years, the Company expanded and acquired the premises of Brewer & Turnbull, Gosling’s and a row of houses fronting London Road in Hazel Grove. The houses have since been converted into modern offices and form the Company’s current base of operations in Hazel Grove.
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BlueGrover
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Re: Discount paint shop
18th November 2013 at 3:32PM, Edit: 18th November 2013 at 3:33PM by BlueGrover
http://www.stockport.gov.uk/services/leisureculture/libraries/libraryonline/stockportimagearchive/sia//?accessionno=20234&picResultsNo=38
North West Golf Shop
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elephant
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elephant
Re: Discount paint shop
4th December 2013 at 5:52PM
At one time ,think the 70's it housed a company called GAY's Antiques run by Geoff Yeo.
he dealt in high quality furniture mainly for export.
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BlueGrover
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Re: Discount paint shop
5th December 2013 at 8:06AM
elephant Wrote:

At one time ,think the 70's it housed a company called GAY's Antiques run by Geoff Yeo.
he dealt in high quality furniture mainly for export.
Great shout, I remember Gays Antiques.
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