• 1896Horwood Homewares Ltd was founded by William Joseph Horwood
  • 1903Selling/Wholesaling Hardware, enamelware, ironmongery to Victorian England
  • 1927Moved to 3 Queens Lane premises
  • 1930Catalogue was 100 pages long
  • 1935Business Incorporated into W F Horwood Ltd
  • 1936Started Selling Judge branded Enamelware
  • 1940During the Second World War 3 of the 4 warehouses were destroyed
  • 1956Relocated to St Thomas Street
  • 1959Sold to Independent hardware & cookshops only
  • 1977David William & William Frederick Horwood
  • 1984Introduction of the Stellar brand
  • 1987Acquisition of the Judge brand
  • 1990Huge success in stainless steel cookware, sales increased 4 fold