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Customer submission – a piece of Smith Bullough history from 1943

thomas smith & sons

One of our customers was recently undertaking some research when he came across the above newspaper article from May 21, 1943, reporting Sergeant Thomas Haig Smith, 26, missing from the RAF after an air operation.

The article also states that, before the war, Sergeant Thomas Smith was involved in the family business – Thomas Smith & Sons, which as you may know was merged with Bullough Fasteners in 1995 to become Smith Bullough.

Bullough Fasteners and Thomas Smith & Sons were both founded in the 1800s in Atherton and originally manufactured nails, before progressing into bolt manufacturing.

Today, Smith Bullough is still at the forefront of UK bolt manufacturing and is located in a purpose-built factory in Hindley Green, Wigan.

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