The current manifestation of the businesses established by the members of the Holdsworth family, including
|O. & C. Holdsworth|
In 1905, brothers Oliver and Charles Holdsworth are recorded as fruiterers and florists at 6 Burnley Road, Halifax.
They established a transport company at Gibbet Hill, Halifax.
In 1924 – and several subsequent dates – applications to ply for hire in the Halifax Borough was declined. A meeting of ratepayers in Bradshaw and Holmfield wrote letters of protest to the Council. This prompted the Council to resolve that
... the Tramways General Manager be instructed to arrange for the running of Motor Buses in the above area at an early date
On 16th November 1925, the company was granted permission to ply for hire with Motor Omnibuses Numbered
on various routes for a period ending 31st May 1926.CX 6882 CP 3750 CP 3804 CP 3843 CP 3736 CP 3751 CP 3795 CP 4013
On 21st June 1926, they were granted licences to ply for hire with motor omnibuses numbered –
and motor charabancs numberedCX 6882 CP 3736 CP 3750 CP 3751 CP 3804 CP 3795 CP 3843 CP 4013 CP 3390 CP 4692 CP 4278 CP 1130 CP 4691 CP 4693
for a period ending 31st August 1926.HD 745 CP 958 CP 4101 EK 3662
In 1958, Directors were Charles Holdsworth [Chairman], M. Holdsworth, D. Holdsworth, J. Gomersall [General manager], and E. B. Jeffery [Secretary]. These were the same directors as those of Walton & Helliwell Limited.
They had a fleet of 5 coaches
See Farman & Oates, Hebble Motor Services and Walton & Helliwell Limited
|O. & C. Estates Limited|
Company formed by brothers Oliver and Charles Holdsworth.
They own much property in and around Halifax.
In 1958, the company bought the Palace Theatre and adjoining property for £55,000.
In 2006, they built the canopy in Westgate, Halifax.
In May 2011, the company was fined £80,000 for health and safety failures when 3 people died in August 2007 in a fire at a hotel in Newquay owned by the company.
Robert Holdsworth and Tim Holdsworth are the co-owners of The Holdsworth Group of Companies 
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