About Us

Williamsons began life on Saturday 31st October 1959, when a very courageous and far sighted Winifred Williamson bought a very old and dilapidated hardware shop at 4 Crookes Road in Broomhill. Her husband. Sidney, was about to become unemployed and this little shop was intended to keep bread on the family table until he found a new career. Much to her dismay, within a few months, Sidney  joined her and the partnership of S & W Williamson was formed. The first week’s turnover was £30, unfortunately her overheads were also £30!

The original shop at 4 Crookes Road, Broomhill    

Sons Jonathan and Andrew joined the business which grew steadily throughout the course of the next 25 years and moved location accordingly numerous times. As we pulled out of the recession in 1984 the shop was moved into it's largest home to date, at 222 Fulwood Road. This brave move culminated in Williamson Hardware being presented with the national Retailer of The Year Award in 1986.

After 28 successful years in number 222,  the business underwent a refreshing facelift as it moved into a lovely new premises just next door at number 220 in January 2013.

Over the years Williamson Hardware have pioneered many aspects of retailing and merchandising and have always given customers the good value and service demonstrated by Winifred Williamson back in 1959.

Below: The store as it stands today.

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Opening hours

Monday: 9:00am to 5:30pm

Tuesday: 9:00am to 5:30pm

Wednesday: 9:00am to 5:30pm

Thursday: 9:00am to 5:30pm

Friday: 9:00am to 5:30pm

Saturday: 9:00am to 5:30pm

Sunday: 10:30am to 4:00pm


Recycling your old electricals is easy!

Recycle your electrical and electronic devices free at your local recycling centre. To find your nearest centre, visit the Recycle More website and type in your postcode.

Why recycle?

Unwanted electrical equipment is the UK’s fastest growing type of waste.

Many electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources and the environment. If you do not recycle electrical equipment will end up in landfill where hazardous substances will leak out and cause soil and water contamination – harming wildlife and also human health.

We’re proud to support your local authority in providing local recycling facilities for electrical equipment.




To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled, it is now marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. Please do not throw any electrical equipment (including those marked with this symbol) in your bin.

What is WEEE?

The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires countries to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of these items.

How are we helping?

In the UK, distributors including retailers must provide a system which allows all customers buying new electrical equipment the opportunity to recycle their old items free of charge. As a responsible retailer, we have met the requirements placed on us by financially supporting the national network of WEEE recycling centres established by local authorities. This is achieved through membership of the national Distributor Take-back scheme (DTS).

To find more information on WEEE recycling and to locate your nearest recycling centre please visit the Recycle More website.

Nearest recycling centre to us:

Shirecliffe Household Waste Recycling Centre, Longley Avenue, S5 8WA