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Woodys is a family run business owned by husband and wife Philip and Sarah Whatton. The current firewood and forestry business was originally set up by Philip’s father and uncle in 1980 with Philip and brother Tim working alongside.

The Whatton family have been in the timber and forestry business for over 100 years, diversifying from saw milling and forestry to today’s firewood and forestry business.

Picture of Phil and Sarah
Phil and Sarah Whatton


Picture of Horse and Cart
Pictured (above) in Hartwell, Northants in the early 1920's are Mr Edric Whatton and his son Bob (Philip's grandfather).


Archie, Bob and Eirc Whatton with their Foden Truck.
Three brothers, Archie, Bob and Eric pictured with their Foden Lorry at the sawmill in Hartwell.


Eric Whatton alongside truck at sawmill
Eric Whatton at the Northamptonshire sawmill.


Eric Whatton alonside large felled oak tree
Eric Whatton pictured in 1965 with one of the lagest oaks from Overstone Park, Northamptonshire.


Eric, Bob and Archie Whatton with all their machinery lined up.
Eric, Bob and Archie Whatton pictured with Machinery. The Caterpiller D6 (far right) was purchased from new and was, until recently, still in the family.
Old photo of George, Edric and younger Edric Whatton.
1913: Peeling bark for use in tanning. George Whatton (left) with brother Edric next to him. Edric Whatton is second from right.


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Updated 11Oct2007