Huge thanks to the Towcester community for being so friendly while we refurbished the front of Footworks, the cobblers at 136 Watling Street East. When removing previous signage, we came across the shop’s old ‘Short Back & Sides’ sign, which caught the attention of Towcester on Facebook. The photo triggered 718 clicks on Facebook! For those who are wondering what happened to the old signage, it’s still there, behind the new sign, protected from the elements. One local lady told us she had worked in the property when it was a barber’s shop – and she met her husband there
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Categories: Heritage and Maintenance.

Wilford & Dean are delighted to have a brand-new fleet of vans, large and small, for our construction and maintenance team. We’re all really pleased, and hope they contribute to our 200-year-old business becoming better known far and wide. Our staff had great fun helping to capture these pictures earlier this summer. Most people would be unable to guess just how straight this line of vans had to be parked to get the best picture! Many thanks to St Mary’s of Woburn for letting us use your stunning church as a backdrop. The on-road shot was taken by James Rudd,
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Categories: Building, Heritage, and Maintenance.

Simon Haddy was appointed the new managing director of 205-year-old heritage building services and dilapidations company, Newport Pagnell Construction, with effect from 1 October 2015. Mike Dean has held the role since 1976, safely navigating the business through three recessions, and will support Simon for the foreseeable future, as chairman.
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Categories: Heritage.

Wilford & Dean is a new brand, which will be launched on 3 May 2017, for a business that’s as old as the imperial barge built for Napoleon, and that was set up in the days depicted in Pride and Prejudice. Sharing its stories of working locally with generations of local people is a priority, and the stories will soon be on display in Wilford & Dean’s offices in Newport Pagnell.
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Categories: Heritage.