Hundreds of guests gathered at T H WHITE’s new premises in Tytherington, Frome, on 6 February, and at the Knockdown branch on 19 February for evenings of fun, plus the chance to see behind the scenes, meet many of our leading manufacturers and enjoy special deals and a prize draw.Hundreds of guests gathered at T H WHITE’s new premises in Tytherington, Frome, on 6 February, and at the Knockdown branch on 19 February for evenings of fun, plus the chance to see behind the scenes, meet many of our leading manufacturers and enjoy special deals and a prize draw.
Both events were characterised by a buzz of enthusiasm and chatter filling the workshops as guests browsed the displays whilst being entertained by live music. Among the highlights was a popular ATV display, New Holland PLM and a live demonstration of Robomow automatic mowers. The parts stores were open for business all evening with a steady stream of customers tempted by special offers.
Welcoming guests at Frome, managing director Alex Scott applauded the efforts of all who had contributed to the successful move to the new premises which has given T H WHITE’s Somerset operations a base to be proud of. Although trading for 186 years, the company has only operated in Somerset since 1968 when the Auto Mower Engineering Company of Norton St. Philip was purchased. A move was made to Vallis Road in Frome during 1975, but ever since 1998 plans have been underway to develop a purpose-built site. Much of the planning was guided by former managing director David Scott, whose wife Letitia (Alex’s mother) unveiled a plaque to mark the official opening.
At Knockdown, Alex reflected on the fact that the business had already been trading at the site for 30 years, and before that at nearby Sherston. Many of the guests and their families had been T H WHITE customers throughout that time and it was wonderful to see them gathered at the event – their support was truly appreciated.
Voluntary contributions for entering the raffles at both branches raised a stunning £1,410.86, all of which will go to local air ambulance charities. Among the prize winners at Frome were Mr Bendall of Manor Farm walking away with a brand new Robomow and Tim Cox, with a ThermalArc Welder. At the Knockdown raffle similar prizes were donated by Robomow, New Holland, Sparex, Kuhn, Gallagher and Manitou, the first prize of a Robomow going to Max Mitchell and second prize of Goodwood Festival of Speed tickets being won by Mike Cullimore.
Both events were a great success and we hope to repeat them at a future date.