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W.F.Holdsworth

Claud Butler + FH Grubb

For Classic Bike Buffs

Norman Kilgariff 1952-2016





Norman

Norman developed this site over a number of years building it up
into a substantial database on the history and development of
Holdsworth bicycles. This legacy of his is a valuable resource to be
maintained for the benefit of all who are interested in the company's
history and products.





Updates:

2009: Catalogues added:-

Grubb: 1927-28, '50, Nov '51, '53, '56, '58, '59, '61, '62, '67 & '71
Claud Butler: 1936, '39, '40, '40(War), '41(War), '42, '51, '51 (March rev), '52, '59, '61, '62, '69, '70, '77, '82, '84, 85 & '86
Holdsworth: 1936, '58, '59,'60, (Shop 67), '81 & '87

Basic info on Grubb Frame numbering added (1920-35)(1935-52)(1952-76) systems.

2011 to 2013: Improved some images. All missing pages of 1981 Bike Rider's added

2016: Grubb 1965 & 66 models added

2018: Transfer of ownership, Holdsworthy correction to 1971 catalogue link, Renew broken & add forum links,
Acknowledgement & Sources added, Frame numbering page updated.

Catalogues added:-

Claud Butler: 1934, 35 & 38, 1943-45 & 47, 1955, 1965, 1981 & 87

2019: Ref to 1956 Catalogue Removed, Additional Photos added of Pro Team, Shop & Factory. Odd paragraph breaks
changed for line on History and Decals as other pages. CB Frame Numbers Added

2020: Grubb Facebook Link added & Page Layout Update. Claud Butler early 80's publisity added

2021: Migration of site to new platform post end of Flash player, Addition of links to Holdsworth Facebook forums


VCC

Copyright for catalogues remains with Holdsworth co. as original publisher, the source for
current documents is primarily VCC Library, Picture Sources quoted where known.