GALLERY: Wigan's very own treasure trove of quirky businesses

When Grant Adamson was building his new business, he was convinced he could hear the footsteps of William Parks, an 18th century forge master, roaming around his shop floor.

Sunday, 25th August 2019, 9:48 am
Updated Sunday, 25th August 2019, 10:48 am
Inside one of the units

Fortunately for him, those aren’t the only footsteps he can hear anymore. A steady stream of Wiganers now walk through his doors every day to discover a huge range of furniture, antiques and obscure gifts at Grant’s Bulldog Forge. Pub furniture, records and books, artwork, clothing and plenty more independent traders have filled the space which was once offices at the historic Clarington Forge in Darlington Street East, home of centuries-old company Bulldog Tools. There’s even a vintage tea room and a barber shop on the top floor. Full story in this week's Wigan Observer ...

Helene Lyth and son Cameron Lyth at the Vintage Tea Room, soon to open at Grants Bulldog Forge
Grant Adamson, owner and creator of Grants Bulldog Forge

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Carl Higham with some of the items he's made from wood
Jay Winstanley puts up an exhibit in the store
Mark Melling from Bigga Beatz record and music store
Ann Jackson from Mr Posh and below some of the artefacts on sale
And you can finish your shopping with a drink!