RODNEY HIRST
 


Rodney Hirst

Rodney Hirst, 2007 Rodney Hirst
29 Sept 2007

Rodney Hirst joined the design department at John Holdsworth & Co Ltd directly from Heath Grammar School, Halifax in the summer of 1961.
Isaac Jennings was in charge of design at that time, and his first job was copying designs for Jack Thompson.
Rodney also worked alongside Albert Wood .

Eventually reaching the position of Head Designer, Rodney left Holdsworth to join Firths Furnishings in Easter 1987, but decided to return to Holdsworth in October 1990.
Rodney remained with Holdsworth until he retired in June 2005.

Rodney and his wife Velma had two daughters, and spent their spare time supporting the local RSPCA by providing temporary accommodation for domesticated dogs.
 


From the Photograph Album

1982
Rodney Hirst, Michael Holdsworth, Ernest Hirsch,
Hermann Best, Irwin Winterberg, Trevor Marsden.
Gebr. Happich visit to John Holdsworth & Co Ltd
at Holdsworth House, Halifax in 1982
1982
Irwin Winterberg, Rodney Hirst, Hermann Caspers.
Gebr. Happich visit to John Holdsworth & Co Ltd
at Holdsworth House, Halifax in 1982
John Holdsworth & Co Ltd, Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax. Christmas 1991
Tracey Binns, Keith Wells & Mrs Wells
Rodney Hirst
At the Imperial Crown Hotel, Halifax. Dec 1991
John Holdsworth & Co Ltd, Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax
Christmas 1991
Rodney Hirst & Velma Hirst
At the Imperial Crown Hotel, Halifax. Dec 1991
John Holdsworth & Co Ltd, Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax
Christmas 1991
Patricia and Bob Astwood
Samantha Oldroyd, Rodney Hirst
At the Imperial Crown Hotel, Halifax. Dec 1991
John Holdsworth & Co Ltd, Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax
Christmas 1991
Tracey Binns, Keith Wells & Mrs Wells
Rodney Hirst
At the Imperial Crown Hotel, Halifax. Dec 1991
John Holdsworth & Co Ltd, Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax
Christmas 1992
Rodney Hirst & Velma Hirst, Samantha Oldroyd
At the Tower House Hotel, Halifax. Dec 1992
John Holdsworth & Co Ltd, Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax
Rodney Hirst, 29 Sept 2007
Rodney Hirst in his retirement
29 Sept 2007
Rodney Hirst, Aug 1968
Rodney Hirst, W. Dyson, Mrs. D. Wilson,
Jack Thompson, Miss Pat Young, Albert Wood
Aug 1968
Designers, 1990
David Hallgarth, Rodney Hirst, Keith Wells
John Holdsworth & Co Ltd,
Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax, ca. 1990
Designers, 1990
David Hallgarth, Keith Wells, Rodney Hirst
John Holdsworth & Co Ltd,
Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax, ca. 1990
Designers, 1993
The Design Team celebrating Ann's 60th birthday
Samantha Oldroyd, Paul Poziemski, Sarah Mallinson,
David Hallgarth, Ann Poziemski, Rodney Hirst
at Verdi's in Holywell Green, Halifax, ca. 1993

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