About Thomas B. Bonnett
The business of Thomas B Bonnett moved to the present site in 1909. My husbands' Great Grandfather, Thomas Bonnett ran the business, helped by his sons until his death in 1922. His son Thomas B Bonnett (seen in shirt-sleeves in the picture) had his own blacksmith business at Ruskington, in Lincolnshire but came home to help his mother and brothers run the business until his death in 1952. My mother-in-law (his daughter), with the help of two staff continued until my husband (her son) John Stocking was old enough to take over when in 2005 tragically he too died. Myself and my two sons, Chris and Paul have since continued with the family tradition.
Over the years the business has changed and expanded to keep pace with the times. When it started the two forges were in constant use, but with the decline of this type of work the first forge was dismantled in the 70’s to make way for a sales area, as we expanded and needed more office space the second forge had to go and is now the main office.
We have a wonderful team and this is our strength, unlike the ‘big boys’ if we haven’t got it we will try to get it for you, and if we don’t know the answer we will try to find someone who does.