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Woodhouses 1960 to 1969

1965 Grandstand Liverpool Tatoo

Woodhouses 1960-1969: The Growth Years Entering the 1960’s, the rebuilding of the Iremonger Road facilities was complete and, with an unrestricted availability of timber, Woodhouse continued to develop their temporary structures. They rolled-out their innovative 30ft & 40ft Shedding structures used for members pavilions at agricultural shows the length and breadth of the country. These… Read more »

Woodhouses 1950 to 1959

Woodhouses 1950-1959: The Growth Years The 1950s ushered in frenetic change across the UK; from growing car ownership to home appliance automation, from telephone communications to fashions in clothing & hairstyles and above all how the public spent their leisure time. For Woodhouses it was a time that saw them achieve major growth and development… Read more »

Woodhouses 1940 to 1949

Woodhouses 1940-1949: The War Years With the outbreak of the 2nd World War in 1940, Woodhouses were again forced to suspend show contracting. Many of the younger employees joined the forces and the remainder got stuck in making packing cases for the Royal Ordinance Factory armaments. In 1941, Harold Duncan took sole control supported by… Read more »

Woodhouses 1930 to 1939

Woodhouses 1930-1939: Temporary Stable Origins   By 1930, Woodhouses were a well-established and respected show contractor and this agricultural focus lessened the effect of the great depression which followed the 1929 Wall Street crash. TVW’s three sons were hands on managers of the UK shows and when he died in 1931 the family business transfer… Read more »

Woodhouses 1920 to 1929

Woodhouses 1920-1929: Back with a family business As peoples’ lives regained some of their normality post WW1, Thomas Vernon Woodhouse (“TVW”) restarted the show contracting business and extended the name to LH Woodhouse (the LH coming from his wife’s maiden name, Lucy Hole). He employed 2nd son Fred, a joiner who served a 7 year… Read more »