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Re: DODMANS

Postby EWW » 13 May 2013, 20:21

:smt023 taken 1959.
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Re: DODMANS

Postby incony » 13 May 2013, 21:37

amazing history, especially p spooners post... isnt that so special...? history is everything.. :)

i still venture Dodmans but not the same place..

Dodman Ltd

Hamburg Way
North Lynn Industrial Estate
King’s Lynn
Norfolk
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BUFF

Postby DonHewitt » 15 Nov 2014, 13:15

Donald Hewitt born 1905, known as BUFF, although not many people knew his real name, worked at Dodmans all his working life for 33 years. Started in 1918 as an apprentice press forgeman / boiler maker. He repaired boats on the docks during the war years. Lived down Wyatt Street, roughly at Morrisons roundabout. Married Mildred who worked at the Spread Eagle (opposite Dodmans) and together had four children: Eve, Joyce, Donald and Richard. BUFF died in 1951, aged 46 from a heart attack. Richard emigrated to Canada in late 70s and still lives there, Joyce and Eve passed away and son Donald still lives in Norfolk.
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Re: DODMANS

Postby pspooner » 01 Aug 2016, 00:40

Dodman's Cricket Team - with trophies! Unknown date but likely the 1950's by the look of my dad. (apologies for the reflections.)
Looking at the full photo, let's see who you know:
left to right:
Top row: 1?, 2 Mr. Pishorn, 3? , 4?, 5?, 6 Mr. Leeder
Middle row: 1 Bob Spooner, 2?, 3 Willie Forster, 4 Mr Neve 5. ?
Front row: 1? 2?

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Re: DODMANS

Postby Appso » 19 Jan 2017, 18:28

re cricket photo. middle row, 2nd from left is Eric Hales.
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Re: DODMANS

Postby pspooner » 04 Nov 2018, 14:12

I think I read on the forum that Dodman’s closed in 1975. Does anyone have info as to why? It would be logical to document here the end of this longtime Lynn business. And then, the redevelopment of the site - who was involved - was it a private developer or a Council project?
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Re: DODMANS

Postby westwinch » 11 Feb 2020, 17:53

I was told this was the largest boiler to leave Dodman's at the time, The driver was Bill Foster,

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Re: DODMANS

Postby Spooner » 30 Mar 2021, 12:31

I have recently uncovered a lot of old photo's from Dodmans, these include people and various boilers etc. When I finally get time to scan them in and upload them I will.
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Re: DODMANS

Postby pspooner » 04 Apr 2021, 01:05

I'm intrigued! please please post those photos - even one at a time.
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Re: DODMANS

Postby EWW » 25 Apr 2021, 10:48

Russian deligation visiting Dodmans. Could be in early 50s. Is Mr Spooner in the picture?

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Re: DODMANS

Postby pspooner » 27 Apr 2021, 22:34

No, he was a 'workman' so not invited to be in a photo with the big wigs - but Willie Forster (but maybe Foster but with a Norfolk accent!) is in the middle with glasses with hand in pocket. Compare his photo in the middle of the cricket picture above.

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