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2000 to 2009 – New Trade Stands, Temporary Stables & Grandstands

The Tumultuous 2000’s The Millennium arrived with a bang and, once people realised the world was not going to end and that their PCs could handle the date change, people celebrated the end of the 20th and the promise of the 21st century! The 2001 outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease caused great sadness and hardship across… Read more »

Where our event specialists have been working so far this summer

Though August should traditionally bring with it long summer days and holidays – for the LH Woodhouse team it brings the high season for shows & events the length and breadth of the UK. So, as you can imagine, our hire equipment and installation teams have been continuously on the move from one venue to… Read more »

Woodhouse 1990 to 1999

1990 Devon County Show Main Arena

Woodhouses 1990-1999: Passing the baton. The early 1990s eased out of recession and once again entrepreneurialism grabbed hold and the small business sector led the nationwide recovery. Woodhouses celebrated the improving business outlook and in 1992 supplied their best temporary stables to the Barcelona Olympic Games.  In the same season, Woodhouses bought their first aluminium… Read more »

Woodhouses 1980 to 1989

1982 HRH Prince Philip visits the stabling yard at HOYS Wembley

Woodhouses 1980 to 1989: The Thatcher Years The 1980’s witnessed a revival in confidence across the UK as runaway inflation slowed and an era of lower taxation and reduced government control of industry and services was introduced by the Thatcher administration. In this more entrepreneurial business environment, innovative minds developed new products and services which… Read more »

Woodhouses 1970 to 1979

1974 Covered Grandstand Badminton Horse Trials

Woodhouses 1970 to 1979: The Inflation Years The 1970’s in the UK were turbulent years characterised by petrol shocks, accelerated industrial change, government change and financial bailouts which collectively led to labour unrest, high unemployment and runaway inflation.  The post WWII expansion finished abruptly as manufacturing costs escalated, product quality plummeted and imports threatened the… Read more »