|Editorials - Pictures -
||Welcome to Norman Agutters
Archives where we will give you a
background into our trade, photo's,
reviews, designs and other interesting
moments and personalities associated to
1993 we as a business in Rodmaking and Supply
terms, become a complete business in the
Industry. As a result of the joining, two well
known names in the Industry. Alastair Agutter
& Team - Rodmakers and Designers and Highly
skilled Designers & Precision Engineers Brian
and John Norman of Paramount.
|Pre World War One
Courtesy of Readers Digest.
Prior to World War One, Agutter's Family
ran a Hardware and Merchants Store in
London. The store stocked every
imaginable item and in those day's
included Bait and Fishing Tackle. Between
the two Great Wars the business continued
until being Bombed twice in World War
Two. At that time between both Wars the
Name Norman's was making it's name for
Motor Cycles and Bicycles.
||Post War Years - Photo Courtesy of
Readers Digest. Normans
the Family based business in Ashford for
Bikes employed at one time over 500
staff. Today The Company now known as
Paramount and Norman Agutters has still
one of the largest Plating and
Engineering Plants. Some years later
after the Company sold Norman Bikes to
continued in Engineering and in the mid to late
seventies bought Modern Arms Tooling and
|A Passion - Photo Alastair Agutter
1967 - 10yrs of age.
In the post wars years for Agutters the
family business demised and members of
the family took up different professions.
Alastair Agutter Great Grandson to the
Family business founder, had learnt a
great deal from his Father and
Grandfather in using his hands with
tools. His passion was Angling, and
started at the tender age of 5.
was strangely enough born in Kent. The same
County as Normans.
||In the 1960's Built Cane
in the UK was peaking. Famous names such
as Hardy's, Sharpes and James of London
were in mass production along with
Walkers in Kent.
Emergence of Rodmakers - Many
other makers emerged from the main
Companies. Rodmakers such as Clifford
Constable of Bromley and Greys of
Alnwick. Redditch was really the central
point of the Country for reels,
accessories and assembly rod building.
Company's such as Partridge, Fosters and
in Hertfordshire Chapman Sports.
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