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In 1907 it was incorporated as a Limited Company, and in 1928 it went public.In 1933, Hardy Brothers (Alnwick) Limited extended its operations to include golf club manufacture.Notwithstanding a brief interlude during World War II when it produced munitions, the Company has continued to expand its range.Alnwick, England, became famous as the birthplace of this angling institution and the annual Hardy catalogue became the “bible” for all those who sought either knowledge of, or the best of fishing equipment itself – these catalogues have become very collectible items.However, although Hardy wooden golf clubs also reached a high level of acclaim, the venture was closed in 1935 with the arrival of steel shafts into the market.Instead, the Company established itself as the absolute specialist in fishing tackle.

This was opened by HRH The Princess Margaret in July, 1987, and is unique.James L Hardy (JLH), grandson of the founder William, carried on the tradition in tournament casting.He held 25 British National Professional records, 10 British All-Comers Professional records and three times was World Professional Champion Caster.The list of Hardy devotees is as long as it is impressive.No less that 10 Royal Warrants of appointment, including those of the late King George V and the last three Princes of Wales, have been awarded to Hardy during this last century.

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