Memories of the old days

We recently swapped emails with a former employee of ours, Rick Fernay, who is now 89 years old. Here is the story of how he found us again, together with some recollections of his time with us. I recently received an email from a relative in the Midlands containing a clipping which describes ‘The world’s…

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Posted in About Bulldog By Stuart Elsom On 3rd March 2010 | 3 Comments

Bulldog Tools at the International Hardware Fair

Our giant spade will soon be on show in Germany! We are exhibiting at the International Hardware Fairin Cologne (Koln) which is a gathering of hardware, hand tools and garden tool manufacturers from around the world. The show lasts from the 28th February until the 3rd March 2010 (the show is for trade buyers only).…

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Posted in Exhibitions By Stuart Elsom On 24th February 2010 | 0 Comments

Famous Fans: Monty Don

Monty Don recently wrote an article for the Daily Mail called: The quest for a truly fulfilling life: As more and more of us search for richer lives, the result will be a kinder society. He writes: Once, we were a nation that made everything from buttons to ships – and we made them well.…

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Posted in Things we like By Stuart Elsom On 18th February 2010 | 2 Comments

Making The World's Biggest Spade


To be an exact replica and eligible for the Guinness book of records our record-breaking spade had to be made to the same design and from the same materials as our normal garden spades. Here’s how we did it. The blade was made from a 6mm thick piece of sheet steel. After being laser cut…

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Posted in Our Tools By Stuart Elsom On 12th February 2010 | 2 Comments

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