Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,352 pages of information and 245,904 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Charles Holdsworth (1883-1964)

From Graces Guide

Charles Holdsworth [1883-1964] was Mayor of Halifax and a pioneer of the British road transport industry.

Oliver and Charles Holdsworth worked in the family business of corn and carting, which expanded into many towns.

1924 With his brother Oliver, Charles founded Hebble Bus Company,

He started Trent Oil Products

c.1949 His long distance road haulage business was acquired by the British Transport Commission[1]

He was a founder of Jet Petroleum, which he sold to an American concern in 1961.

He and his brother also founded O. and C. Estates Ltd, which still owns part of Halifax town centre today.

1947-9 Mayor of Halifax

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Sources of Information

  1. Commercial Motor 7 Oct 1949
  • National Archives