We are a fuel merchant based in Shipdham, Norfolk. We have been supplying coal and other solid fuel to East Anglian residences since our beginnings nearly 60 years ago.
Originally founded by Mr Donald Dodd, we were delivering coal by horse and cart! Having handed the reins over to Peter, his son, Donald took a well deserved retirement. In November 2018, D.D. Dodd & Son Fuels joined forces with Evan Jenkins and the Lincolnshire Firewood company.
Lincolnshire Firewood was founded in 1995 by Evan Jenkins who originally started supplying firewood in small pickup truck loads, in and around the village of Wyberton near Boston in Lincolnshire. During this time he was also employed in countryside management, working on local estates in the immediate area. As the firewood business, and also the demand for firewood grew, the business moved to new premises – at its current location in Rowdyke Lane, Wyberton. As the years progressed, the business continued to expand until in 2001, Lincolnshire Coal Company, or Jenkins Coal Supplies, was formed. This enabled the business to supply all fuels required by our customers; plus supplying pre-packed fuel to retailers.
The Jenkins family are no strangers to the solid fuel industry. Whilst his great-grandfather (Jenkins) was mining coal in Wales at the turn of the century, his great-grandfather (Wooster) was supplying coal and firewood in Wealdstone, Harrow and the surrounding areas of Middlesex – trading as A. Wooster and Sons, Coal and Coke Merchants. This business continued trading until late 1995, spanning four generations of the family.
The fact of the matter is, that the Woosters are one of the oldest trading families in Wealdstone (North West London). Arthur Wooster was the founder member. One of 12 children, brought up in the final quarter of the 19th century in a modest Harrow Weald cottage. As a lad he started work on the Metropolitan railway but by his mid-20s he was self-employed and the owner of a horse and cart. He was first established as a Harrow coal merchant and then diversified to become a landowner, farmer, dairyman and removal contractor.
Arthur married into an old Harrow family, the Garraways, and fathered his own large brood of six sons and three daughters. The business became known as Arthur Wooster and Sons.
We now have regular deliveries across East Anglia from North Norfolk, to Haverhill and everywhere in between, supplying not only coal – but anything you could need to achieve the perfect, cosy fire.
Since our beginnings, our product range has expanded drastically meaning that we can now supply you with water softener salt, logs, wood pellets and garden and BBQ products.
So, for all of your solid fuel heating needs, D.D. Dodd & Son Fuels are here to help.