“My mother helped out you see and she just pushed me in in a pram on Saturday and Sunday so I just grew uppit. I got flung outa school for being cheeky to the teacher and it was the happiest day of my life, y’know, straight in to full-time, £3 a week.”

Val Pearson, Son of Bill Pearson founder of Bills Toolstore (October 2014)

Thomas Leyland Collins
Bill's Tool Stores at The Barras