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Woolies History

Woolies was started from scratch in October 1976 by Ian and Caroline Woolstenholmes from a double garage, with a nominal stock, ultra keen prices and lots of enthusiasm !

After the first 18 months trading, Woolies rented space from Mike Pilbeam (Hill Climb championship car designers and manufacturers) in one of the old BRM workshops in Bourne, Lincs. The Company then purchased its present site in 1979, moved into purpose-built premises in 1980 and extended the building backwards and sideways towards the end of 1984.

Duncan Allen, joined us in April 1990 and Louise Woolstenholmes ... oh no, another "WOOLIE" ! joined us in June 1998. Duncan and Louise are now Directors in the Company with Ian and Caroline having a less 'hands-on' role. If you visit or phone us you may also be helped by one of the other team members.

Over 37 years on, pursuing the original company policy of excellent, prompt personal service and maintaining keen prices we are delighted to say that business is flourishing.

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