This year marked the 120th anniversary of Dugdale Bros & Co and in celebration of our 120th birthday, we hosted a dinner in our very own Dugdale Towers, where the fine cloth has been stored and cut since the company’s creation.
Founded in 1896 by Henry Percy and Frederick Herbert, Dugdale Bros has remained a jewel in the crown of Huddersfield's rich textile heritage. In the face of increasing globalisation and the movement of a large amount of fabric manufacture overseas, Dugdale Bros has remained a proud Yorkshire and family company. We supply cloth to some of the finest tailors in the world. The international nature of Dugdale's client base was reflected by the guests at the event as people travelled from all over Europe and Asia to attend the evening.
The juxtaposition of a wonderful evening spent in such an unexpected environment made it all the more enjoyable.
The guests enjoyed an elegant five-course meal prepared by local restaurateur Eric Paxman. Our Managing Director, Simon Glendenning, explains the usually very industrial Dugdale Towers was transformed into a space worthy of hosting such a prestigious event:
"Champagne and canapés were served in our very utilitarian trimmings department. Following a brief journey through the sales and admin office, we climbed the stairs to our Victorian cutting room No 1 which had been transformed into a magnificent and imposing dining room. Twenty-six guests hailing from around the world sat at the four 15ft solid oak cutting tables and enjoyed a delicious meal of local Yorkshire produce."
The juxtaposition of a wonderful evening spent in such an unexpected environment made it all the more enjoyable. We felt it was such a success, it may well become an annual event!