Hawthorn Timber has been supplying the folk of Hull with timber for more than half a century, starting life as a sole trader business under founder Dennis Stone in 1953.
The first Hawthorn Timber yard was located at 153 Hawthorn Avenue in Hull, the address from which our name was born. His first customer bought six sheets of hardboard for 2 Shillings and 5 Pence each, or 12.5p in today’s money, a transaction which netted a grand profit of seven and a half pence. In the early days, all timber was cut to length with a handsaw and delivered by Dennis on a hand cart towed behind his bike, having been planed at a rented yard in Newington Street.
As part of the 2017 City of Culture celebrations, Hawthorn Timber is thrilled to be featured in a special version of Monopoly featuring Hull landmarks. The Humber Bridge, Ferens Art Gallery, Holy Trinity Church and Hull City Hall are among the other sights to fill the square spaces on the board. Makers of the board game described it as "a celebration of everything Hull - its rich past, jubilant present and vibrant future".