Hardstaff Genealogy and One-Name Study

Johnny Hardstaff – film and video maker...

Johnny Hardstaff is a director, designer and modern storyteller. Represented by ‘WME’ (feature films and television – Los Angeles), ‘RESET Content’ (branded content / commercials – Los Angeles) and ‘Ridley Scott Associates’ (branded content / commercials – London), Hardstaff has directed and designed innovative moving image work across a broad spectrum of both commercial and non-commercial strands of the visual arts. Mass media clients include Twentieth Century Fox, XBOX, Sony, Radiohead and the BBC. Hardstaff’s work has been broadcast worldwide and exhibited at major museums of modern art and cultural institutes including Tate Modern / ICA / Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago) / ACMI (Melbourne) / MOMA (San Francisco) / Laforet Museum (Tokyo) and the V&A Museum (London). His first retrospective was held at the Zero One Design Center (Seoul) in 2004. Born 1970 in the Midlands, Johnny Hardstaff initially studied Graphic Design at St. Martins School of Art (1989-92), his distinctive approach to visual media nurtured within a maverick and progressive left-field climate unique to the school at that time. A consummate late developer, upon graduation Hardstaff worked exclusively outside of the creative industries, finally making his first short film in 1999. Amongst his most notable works to date remain ‘History of Gaming’ and ‘Future of Gaming’ (two...

Gerry Hardstaff – Cheshire cricketer...

An elegant batsman and seam bowler, he played 89 Minor Counties Championship matches for Cheshire between 1960 to 1978, as well as featuring twice for Minor Counties North in the Benson and Hedges Cup in 1972. He scored 2,849 runs, claimed 71 wickets and took 73 catches in an impressive Cheshire career which included a memorable 8-28 against Staffordshire in 1966 and 143 against Shropshire three years later. However, despite his long association with Cheshire, Hardstaff spent the majority of his club cricket career in the North Staffs League. He turned out for Crewe LMR, Kidsgrove and Newcastle and Hartshill. He was also a member of the North Staffs and South Cheshire League side – along with the likes of Gary Sobers and Wes Hall – which won the 1965 Rothmans Cup by beating Yorkshire Cricket Council at Great Chell. Hardstaff then won the competition for a second time in 1969 when the NSSCL defeated the Northern Cricket League, once again at Great Chell. Former Staffordshire bowler Peter Harvey was a team-mate of Hardstaff’s in the 1965 success – but also a rival at club and Minor Counties level. He said: “I knew Gerry for many years and he was a very nice bloke, who was excellent company. “He...

Peter Hardstaff – WWF New Zealand...

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T Baden Hardstaff Limited

The business was founded in the late 1800s by John Hardstaff of West Leake. In the 1871 census he is listed as a Farm Labourer, but by 1881 he is living at 49 Main Street, West Leake, and working as a Carrier: John and Elizabeth’s younger son, Thomas, born in 1868, took over the running of the business and appears in the 1901 census as the head of the household with an eleven-month-old son called Thomas Baden Hardstaff: Thomas Baden Hardstaff married Anne I Ellson in 1921 and in 1922 they had a daughter Joan K Hardstaff. Joan K Hardstaff married Alan Fletcher in 1944 and their son and his wife (not named here fro privacy reasons) are the current shareholders of the business.  9th February 2015 From Midland News Administrators from KPMG have been appointed to a historic haulage business in Nottinghamshire, resulting in the loss of 180 jobs. Will Wright and Mark Orton were called in to handle the administration of T.Baden Hardstaff Ltd, which traded as Hardstaff Haulage, and Hardstaff Commercial Repairs Ltd, which traded as Charnwood Truck Services, on 6 February 2015. The group can trace its roots back to 1861 and provided haulage services and fleet maintenance for commercial vehicles. The companies had a...

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