This site uses CSS and would look better viewed with a modern browser, this plain version is for old ones, but why not download a modern standards-compliant browser? pick a better browser

W.F.Holdsworth

FH Grubb + Claud Butler

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

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.