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Nicks Timber

Nicks Timber

The firm of Nicks & Co has been importing timber through Gloucester for more than 150 years and can claim to be Gloucester’s longest established independent business. Founded by William Nicks, it has remained essentially a family concern through five generations.

History By Chapter

  • April 27, 2022 josh boiles

    Chapter Eight

    1920's A LITTLE BIT OF A WINDOW ON UNIONS AND WORK IN  THE 1920's A surviving agreement between the employers and the Dock Wharf Riverside and General Workers Union who controlled the labour that every timber yard employed shows that...

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  • April 27, 2022 josh boiles

    Chapter Eleven

    In July 1939, Nicks & Co agreed to take half of a cargo of 600 standards of spruce being shipped from Digby and St Johns in Canada, with neighbours Griggs & Co taking the other half. To aid discharge, Nicks...

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  • April 27, 2022 josh boiles

    Chapter Eighteen

    A little background on how I came to Gloucester and Nicks .  The final Ship to bring Timber to Gloucester would discharge at Monk Meadow Hempstead 1987 for my old company at the time Williams & Farmer Ltd where I...

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