Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
From Riches to Rags: The Life of a Black Country Entrepreneur & Charity Fundraiser
Foyalty 39

From Riches to Rags: The Life of a Black Country Entrepreneur & Charity Fundraiser (Paperback)

£12.99
Currently unavailable to order online.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

An autobiography describing Geoff Hill's rise from the back streets of Brierley Hill during the 1930s to the running of a successful Black Country business, and then back to rags again - or the rag trade - when he founded a chain of charity shops.

BiographyBiography: generalHistory & PoliticsHistory: Chronological20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyBritish & Irish history Publisher: The History Press Ltd Publication Date: 26/10/2006 ISBN-13: 9780750944595  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable to order online.  

Geoff Hill was born in 1927 in Brierley Hill. He easily obtained a scholarship to King Edward VI School in Stourbridge, but had to leave at the age of fifteen in order to contribute to the family income. Geoff's passion for cycling led him to take a job in a bicycle shop, and to semi-professional cycling: at the age of seventeen he became the British Under Eighteen Champion. This obsession with bike racing continued until Geoff was called up for National Service as a 'Bevin Boy'. Hard physical labour down the pit brought with it back problems, bringing an end to his cycling career. Restless, and always searching for a new challenge, Geoff spent the late '40s and '50s in a bewildering variety of jobs - from selling the Encyclopedia Britannica, Bettaware and typewriters to supervising industrial canteens, running a pub and a grocery shop, and even selling garden gnomes. Finally he settled down with the opening of Geoff Hill Electrical - now the Black Country's most successful independent electrical retailer. Geoff has always supported local charities, primarily Mary Stephens' Hospice. Under his guidance the Hospice Trading Company was set up; it now runs a chain of charity shops which have raised over GBP1 million. He has recently set up the Geoff Hill Charitable Trust, devoted to charitable work in the Black Country - and despite being semi-retired these days Geoff is busier than he's ever been.

More books by Barton Hill History Group

More books by Geoff Hill

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

The Life and Career of Archbishop...
(Hardback)
Ciara Boylan
 
 
£45.00
 
Fergus of Galloway: Knight of King...
(Paperback)
Guillaume le Clerc; D.D.R. Owen
 
 
£14.99
 
Oh Capitano!: Celso Cesare...
(Hardback)
Rudolph J. Vecoli; Francesco Durante;...
 
£103.00
£108.00
 
George Hanger: The Life and Times of...
(Hardback)
Ian Saberton
 
£27.99
£19.99
29%
© W&G Foyle Ltd