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Jim Hall Tribute
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It was with great sadness that we learnt of the passing of former William Hare employee, Jim Hall. Jim had been associated with William Hare for over 67 years, and during his tenure progressed from engineering apprentice to senior designer.


In those early days Jim played a vital part in the company’s development. With his natural outgoing personality and technical background, he was the link with our two most valuable clients, British Gypsum and Albright & Wilson. The relationship William Hare had with those companies, supported by Jim, very much created the foundation for William Hare to become a dominant force in the rebuilding of the UK industry in post war years and later.

Jim was a committed sports enthusiast, a keen cyclist, golfer and long distance walker. His other great passions in life were his family and supporting numerous local charities. Despite this, he remained involved with William Hare assisting in the continued expansion of William Hare UK’s facilities and the liaising with retired employees, keeping them informed of developments in the business and organising social and sporting functions.

Jim’s sporting prowess encompassed time trialling records with Lancashire Road Club, several 100 mile challenge walks and a back to back Lands End to John o’Groats journey, cycling one way then walking back.

In recognition of his efforts Jim was given the opportunity to light the Commonwealth Games Flame at the start of its journey around the UK and he carried the baton through Bolton.

His charitable contributions were immense; he was a patron of Bolton Lads & Girls Club, chairman of the Turton fundraising committee of Cancer Research UK and supported Med Equip 4 Kids.

Jim will be greatly missed by all who knew him both in the business and through his many associations in the sporting and charity areas.

In respect of this sad passing, this year’s William Hare UK charity of the year will be the ‘Jim Hall Memorial’ year. All charity events will fundraise in memory of Jim and the money raised will be donated to two charities that were close to Jim’s heart; Cancer Research UK and MedEquip4Kids.

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