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Photographs 2003


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June 2003
Production management the weaving Office

Ghulam Murtaza, Brian Court, Anton Gabrielli
John Holdsworth & Co Ltd,
Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax
Camera: Fuji 6900z
June 2003
The Mills at Shaw Lodge Mills Halifax
Shaw Lodge Mills

John Holdsworth & Co Ltd,
Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax
2003
C P T Visit to Halifax, 27 Aug 2003
C P T Members Visit to Halifax

(The Confederation of Passenger Transport)
With: Richard Field, Peter Hobson, Martin Gosnay
John Holdsworth & Co Ltd,
Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax
Camera: Fuji 6900z
27 Aug 2003
At the office
Mike Formby
John Holdsworth & Co Ltd,
Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax
31 March 2003
At the factory
Keith Baird
John Holdsworth & Co Ltd,
Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax
2 April 2003
2003
Malcolm Sutcliffe
at a lean manufacturing seminar
in Warwick
19 Feb 2003

From 46 shuttle Wire-Looms in production during the 1970's, requiring 23 weavers per shift, the technological improvements enabled similar production levels to be reached on just 10 rapier Wire-Looms requiring 2 weavers per shift. Most ancillary jobs associated with Wire-Loom operations disappeared altogether, such as weft-winding, weft boiling and distribution, shuttle repair, Card-Stamper, engineers making spare parts and technicians dealing with constant and rapid wear and tear. The noise level also reduced considerably, as all the loom fuctions were under positive and smooth control (the looms can run in slow moion), rather than picking shuttles across the loom.

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2003
New open-grid Wire-Loom jacquard gantry flooring as
required to meet fire sprinkler requirements
17 Feb 2003
2003
The flooring allows sprinklers in the roof
to drench all equipment, in case of fire
it also allows ambient light through
17 Feb 2003
2003
The rear of the Metex Wire-Loom
showing pile yarn and warp yarn sheets
17 Feb 2003
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The line of the Metex Wire-Loomswith the last
Wilson and Longbottom Wire-Looms in foreground
17 Feb 2003

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Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne
Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne. Colour Ref: BDBK
Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne
Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne. Colour Ref: BDBK
Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne
Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne. Colour Ref: BDBK

On Sunday 18th May, a team of John Holdsworth employees and partners braved
dreadful weather to take part in a 'Charity It's A Knockout' competition, organised
by the national charity 'Children Today'.

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In spite of the almost incessant inclemency, a great day was had by all as the "Holdsworth Hustlers" braved the elements,
along with eleven other teams from various local companies, and raised the grand total of £16,000, to be used to provide mobility
equipment for children with special needs throughout Calderdale.

The "Holdsworth Hustlers" team included Andy Gardner, Stuart Procter, Susan Hollister, Rebecca Brook, Paula Smith,
Sarah Mallinson, Laura Forester, Jon Green, Kirsty Wright and James Guy.

The photos below give a brief overview of the fun that was had as the Hustlers participated in four games during their heat.
It's a knock-out, Halifax, Yorkshire. May 2003
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It's a knock-out, Halifax, Yorkshire. May 2003
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It's a knock-out, Halifax, Yorkshire. May 2003
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Gone Fishing - our first game, involved clambering over inflatable humps, covered in soapy water, in order to retrieve eight fish.
For some, moreover for Stuart, the whole game proved a little too much, resulting in a spectacular full frontal slide through the mud
and in to the fish's mouth - thankfully not captured for posterity on celluloid and a magnanimous collapse on the inflatable itself.
A great performance by Sarah and Laura, though.
It's a knock-out, Halifax, Yorkshire. May 2003
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It's a knock-out, Halifax, Yorkshire. May 2003
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It's a knock-out, Halifax, Yorkshire. May 2003
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Esmerelda and Quasimodo - spectacularly played by Stuart and Kirsty - Victor Hugo would have been proud.
The most fun of all the games - watching "Napalm" James steaming through the inflatable obstacle course,
conjured up scenes reminiscent of Vietnam.
This far from gentile game culminated in Esmeralda (Kirsty) being dragged back through the obstacle course,
by Quasimodo (Stuart) and revealing her patriotic spirit - namely her Union Jack knickers.
Funny for us, the audience loved it.
It's a knock-out, Halifax, Yorkshire. May 2003
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It's a knock-out, Halifax, Yorkshire. May 2003
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It's a knock-out, Halifax, Yorkshire. May 2003
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The Cow - soaked to the skin and forced into a PVC cow's outfit, to run up and down a muddy field, collecting plums
from an inflatable tree, isn't everyone's idea of a Sunday afternoons entertainment.
Particularly, when Andy is about...
Water Shortage - our final game - running through yet another inflatable "assault" course, whilst wearing a builder's hard hat
with a bucket on top (empty on the way there, full on the way back).
Andy's "Chariots of Fire" climax brought a tear to the eye of many of the spectators.
It's a knock-out, Halifax, Yorkshire. May 2003
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It's a knock-out, Halifax, Yorkshire. May 2003
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It's a knock-out, Halifax, Yorkshire. May 2003
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The participants:
Farhat Abbas, Mumtaz Ali, Wasim Aslam, Stephanie Bray, Kathleen Daniel, Michael Holdsworth, Carl Hussey,
Paul Kendall, Zahid Younis Khan, Tariq Mahmood, Aftab Nazar, Ishtiaq Nazar, Keith I Ramsden, David Sloane,
Patrick Sloane and Jean Willis

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