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23rd June 1933, Page 57
23rd June 1933
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Page 57, 23rd June 1933 — Where To Find Haulage Business
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Boom in Drapery Continues. Canning Industry Expects Record Season. Activity in Wool. Many Valuable Building Contracts

THE sun is an important factor in determining the location of a good deal of haulage business at this season of the year. The drapery trades and those concerned with the making and supply of clothing are particularly and instantaneously affected by changes in the weather.

A little extra sunlight brings about a series of niches of orders, first from customers of retailers, then from retailers to wholesalers, and, again, from wholesalers to manufacturers, all of which involve urgency in delivery. These conditions have been in evidence during the past three or four weeks and are likely to continue for some weeks to come.

The canning industry is about to become busy, and hauliers in the numerous parts of the country in which canning factories have been established should prepare accordingly. It is expected that the season will be a record sue.

Leather sales continue to be good and the building industry maintains its activity, as well as those trades which are dependent upon it.


There is considerable activity throughout the woollen districts 1:sf Yorkshire, and spinners as well as makers of piece goods are busy.

Sales of moderate-priced cutlery are good. There are frequent deliveries of materials made to the order of concerns which are operating coupon-gift schemes, whilst the scissors and safetyraz-or-blade manufacturers are busy.

Hull T.C. is to spend £18,165 on extensions of the tuberculosis sanatorium, and £40,000 on a new colony for mental defectives at Winestead. flatten

is to proceed with extensive slumclearance schemes, also with the erection of 87 houses at Essington Lane, about 120 at Four Lane Ends and some near Peat Carr Farm,

Rochdale P.C. is to clear two slum areas near Whitehall Street and is proposing to take similar steps with regard to properties at Ann Street, Great George Street, Milk Street, Myrtle Place and Raspberry Place. Selby U.D.C. is to expedite its slum-clearance proposals and has already scheduled 132 houses.

The ring road at Hull is to be completed at an estimated cost of £94,453.

T. Wilkinson and Sons, Ltd., is to build 50 houses for Milnrow U.D.C. on the Holt Estate. Ashington U.D.C. has approved of the erection of 72 houses, on a site near Bolsover Street, for Mr. Towers. The Majestic Cinema. Doncaster, is to be demolished and a new building, to cost £50,000, is to be erected.

North-East Coast.

The building trade in this area shows the most activity, and among new enterprises are the following:— The Brooke, Bond Tea Co., Ltd., Goulston Street, London, E.1, is to build

a new warehouse, garage and offices in Dentin& Road, Newcastle. Sedgefield HOC. has received sanetion to build a further 100 houses by direct labour.

W. E. Hall and SODS (Low Fen), Ltd., 32, Mosley Street, Newcastle, is to build 118 pairs of semi-detached houses at Gosforth, 'Northumberland. Durham R.D.C. has applied to the Ministry of Health for sanction to erect 250 houses. Newcastle City Council has invited tenders for the building of 105 houses On the St. Anthony's and Byker toWn estates, to the plans of the housing architect, 18, Cloth Market, Newc.astle.

Doggarts, Ltd., a concern of drapers. and furnishers, of Bishop Auckland, is to spend £30,000 on the erection of new premises in High Street, Gateshead. Middlesbrough E.C. proposes to erect a ine* school on the Whinney Banks Estate to accommodate 1,500 pupils.

Middlesbrough T.O. has accepted the, tender of Pearson, Ltd., Stainton-inCleveland, for carrying oat a flood,prevention scheme for Liuthorpe, to cost £35,000.

Messrs. J. P. Hughes, Merry Hill, Wolverhampton, are to build 146 houses at Knutton Road, for Newcastle T.C. Forty-eight houses are to be erected on the council's Heworth Road site for Washington (Durham) U.D.C. It is proposed to alter and reorganize the Poor Law Institution in Co. Durham at a cost of £20,000.


So long as warm weather continues, the rush on lightweight underwear, ankle socks, bathing costumes and similar clothing will remain, and the factories in Nottingham and Leicester and the surrounding districts making these goods should be kept in mind by hauliers. The demand foi fish-net hose is still in excess of the supplies and makers of seamless-rayon hose are working triple shifts.

The finished-steel industry in the Midlands is active, whilst there is a fair business being done in galvanized sheet steel and a definite increase in the demand for builders' hardware.

Stoke-on-Trent T.C. is to build 56 houses at Carmountside and 52 dwellings on the Meir housing site. Mansfield T.C. is to erect 52 houses on the Ravensdale Estate. W. J. Simms, Sons and Cooke, Ltd., Nottingham, has secured the contract for 26 houses to be built for Stokeon-Trent T.C. on the Longton site. Messrs. Pinney and Broadhurst, Burglam, are to build 68 houses for the same council, on the Mete site.

The former Lodge Road infectionsdiseases hospital is to be adapted by Birmingham T.C. as a mental hospital at a cost of over £66,000.

Leicester T.C. has now received sanction to proceed with its scheme for the construction of new municipal offices and electricity showrooms. It also proposes to rebuild the Corn Exchange and Market Hall, recently damaged by fire.

The Coventry Road, from Cattell Road, Small Heath, to Yardley is to be reinstated at a cost of £19,000, and Bull Street, Birmingham, reconstructed.


There has recently been a slight improvement in the piece-goods cotton industry, and spinners are experiencing increased inquiries. Orreil U.D.C. proposes to proceed with a housing scheme at Bell Lane. Messrs. T. Davies and Son, Clwyd Avenue, Edgeley, Stockport, are to build 31 houses in Doris Road. for Stockport T.C.

Nicholson and Wright, Ltd. Cable Street, Lancaster, is to erect 10e, houses on the Roosgate Estate for Barrow T.C. The Leyland Construction Co., Ltd., Leyland, is to build 13 cottages in Spring Gardens for Leyland U.D.C.

H. Boot and Son, Ltd., Sheffield, is to build 55 tenements in Queen Anne Street ; Tyson's (Contractors), Ltd., Liveepool, 12 shops at Ilnyton Farm; and J. Gerrard and Sons, Ltd., Swinton, 14 houses at Southill Road, all for Liverpool Corporation.

Northern Olympia, Ltd., proposes to erect an exhibition hall, smaller halls, restaurants and a swimming pool on a 15-acre site at Otterspool. The cinema which is to be erected at West Kirby, on the site of the former Queen's Picture House, will cost £30,000.

London and Home Counties.

. Luton is still experiencing a heavy demand for hats, and particularly men's straw boaters. .

There is.a big call for .timber from the London docks; Exceptionally large deliveries of plasterers' lathes, slating battens and doors are being made, and there is considerable movement in plywoods.

Brighton is proposing to complete the work of widening and reconstructing the Coast Road from the cross-roads, Rottingdean, to Saltdean. Cheshunt U.D.C. has passed plans for 88 houses, chiefly at Albury Rise and the Clarene don Estate.

Richard Costain and Sons, Ltd., has purchased the Elm and Whybridge Farms, near Hornchurch, and is to develop them as a building estate, proposing to construct about 7,000 houses, shops, etc.

Extensions and alterations to the! British Museum are to cost £500,000. The isolation hospital at Ilford is to be extended at an estimated cost of £51,000. Hendon R.D.C. has approved plans for the construction of 49 houses at West Avenue, Harrow, 50 at Central Avenue and 34 at The Avenue, all for the Metropolitan Railway Country Estates; Ltd.

The Victory Housing Society, Ltd., is to build 100 houses at Tipuor, Portsmouth. Messrs. S. Laing and Sons are to build 541 houses at Honeypot Lane, Great Stanmore. The Barking T.C. is inviting tenders for 115 houses.

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