Thursday, 4 December 2014

Broomstair Metal Co.

Signs at 328 Hyde Road, Denton just beyond the Cheshire/Lancashire border at Broomstairs Bridge.

Broomstair Metal Co. was set up in 1980 and dissolved in 1993.

[Update: The business actually began in the 1950s. When the founder died the company went to the eldest son who is now retiring. The grandson built the large building in the yard at the side of the river and has now moved to bigger purpose built premises.]

Todaysure Products who have subsequently occupied the premises appear to have relocated to Dunkirk Lane and the premises are back on the market.

Note how the area-code for Manchester phone numbers has changed from 061 to 0161 and how the newer signage includes the post code for the address.

A contribution to signs, signs.


  1. I know what a surveyor and property agent are. Is a valuer an appraiser? Tom The Backroads Traveller

  2. I'm surprised the building only dates back to 1980... it feels older.

  3. My buddy and his dad ran a small sheet metal operation for yours. Boy, the cuts on his hands were amazing. Ouch!

  4. That's a good looking brick building. If it's still good, I hope they can work with it rather than destroy it.