At the end of World War 2 Josh Wigfull bought a plot of redundant quarry
land just outside Enderby. After a struggle his brother John and wife received
planning permission to build a small house on the plot. In 1952 John was made
redundant on a weeks notice just before Christmas. Rather than look for another
job he decided to set up his own company and John Wigfull & Co was started.
The next year the company who made him redundant realised his mistake and
asked him to return. This offer was declined but he did offer to carry out
his previous tasks on their behalf. Most of this work involved fuels and the
company continued. The work being done by John and one other helper with the
office work being carried out by his wife Madge after she had done her daytime
job of being a teacher. The Company became Limited in 1962 and continued to
specialise in handling flammable liquids and gases.
The eldest son Richard did a variety of jobs in the UK and overseas before
returning to help in 1977. The younger son Tom also returned from other work
and joined the Company in 1982.
Since then the Company has continued to specialise in storage and handling
of all forms of liquid and gaseous fuels.