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PostSubject: Recognition for Ivan Hirst in birth town of Greenfield   Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:09 pm

Proud to say thet Ivan was a Yorkshireman - Greenfield was part of that County when he was born.

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PostSubject: Re: Recognition for Ivan Hirst in birth town of Greenfield   Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:07 pm

His story is really interesting - we attended a show local to us a few years back - see link below:

Show Link: Major Ivan Hirst

General Link: Ivan Hirst

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PostSubject: Re: Recognition for Ivan Hirst in birth town of Greenfield   Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:23 pm

For those thinking 'who is this Ivan Hirst?' He's the reason why Volkswagens were put back into production after World War II.

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PostSubject: Re: Recognition for Ivan Hirst in birth town of Greenfield   Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:34 pm

@TimV wrote:
For those thinking 'who is this Ivan Hirst?'  He's the reason why Volkswagens were put back into production after World War II.

. . . and I am sure we are all grateful he did - an influence on generations of people all around the world  Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Recognition for Ivan Hirst in birth town of Greenfield   Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:09 pm

To be fair we should also recognise the support that Ivan had at the time from his superior officer Colonel Charles Radclyffe.
According to 'Volksworld' magazine his widow was presented with the 50,000th Beetle imported into the UK in 1960.

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