Edgar Smith J.P., A.M.I.A.E., F.I.M.T., Man. Dir. Halifax Motor Co., Ltd., Halifax.
1867 Born in Halifax.
Educated at All Souls, Halifax.
1895 Started on his own account in cycle business in Halifax,
1901 entered motor industry. Developed Halifax Motor Co.
1904 'SMITH, Edgar, Broad Street, Halifax. Cars: 6-h.p. Linou, 12-h.p. Darracq. Total distance travelled since becoming a motorist: About 8,000 miles. Hobbies: Cycling, hunting. Was one of the earliest motorists in the Halifax district, and is well-known amongst the West Riding motoring fraternity. Is an old racing cyclist, and at one time held many local records. Clubs: Yorks Road, Halifax Automobile.'
1910 Started Smith's Garage, Tadcaster
1913 entered Halifax Town Council
1923 Alderman of Halifax
1929-30 Mayor of Halifax
Sources of Information
- 1904 Motoring Annual and Motorists Year Book