Contact

For all communications with David Hodgson, please leave a comment on one of the posts on this site (or below). All comments are moderated, so I will see your details before they appear publicly.

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  1. Hi David, Just a quick note to say that I stumbled across your blog looking for history of Swifts of Scarborough. Swifts was purchased by Wiremold, then by Legrand,then by Schneider, then back to Legrand. Something to do with monopolies and mergers. Your bungalow was demolished in 2008 as it was unused and starting to become a risk. I could never imagine someone living there, let alone working in there. We are still going strong but functions only as a manufacturing site now, employing about 100 people. All ancillary functions have been centralised in Birmingham. The Richmond site no longers features in our portfolio. I have a lot of historical photos relating back to the days of Swifts as well as catalogues and medals which I dug out of a skip when the marketing director left the business. He clearly didn’t value the history of the place. This message was more to get in touch rather than it be reproduced on your blog, but you have my email address now if you want further information.

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    1. Thanks for the information, Neil. When I photographed the “Bungalow” in 2007, there were already holes in the roof, so I guessed that it wouldn’t be standing much longer! If you post any of your Swifts-related photos anywhere on the web, please send me a link so I can add it to my page on this blog. Regards, Dave

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    1. Hi Richard: Thanks for your interest. While I’d be happy for you to use my photo in your book, with appropriate credit, I’m not sure that I can supply a higher quality version of it. The photo in the article was scanned from an old print, and I’m not sure whether I still have the negative. I will check this weekend and let you know. Dave
      Update 11/12/18: I checked my negative archive at the weekend, and unfortunately cannot locate this film. The negative may still exist elsewhere but it may take some time to find it.

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