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At the ripe of age of 21, Gordon Hair, known as Gordon by his close family and friends, started business in January 1922 with an office in London Road, Leigh opposite Westleigh School. Originally named Edmunds and Hair, the partnership of two gentleman soon became one and the name changed to Fredk G Hair. At this time, Gordon was in partnership with his brother Alec who was considered to the real salesman of the family!  After only a few years in business Gordon Hair acted for The Salvation Army in their sale of what is now a large section of the Marine Estate in Leigh and sold the land between Thames Drive and Tattersall Gardens in the Firms first £100,000 (the equivalent of £6,000,000 in today’s money values) deal to a builder by the name of Jack O’Connor. The majority of these roads were developed between 1935 and 1939 with the last remaining plots at the top of the road being developed only after the Second World War. There were many, many changes in the region during the early years of the century and 1922 must have been a very exciting time for a young 21-year-old to be looking to start out in business.  Gordon Hair eventually retired in 1961 and his son William Robert Hair took over the running of the company up to the early 1990s. The company is now run by its joint partners, Laurence Cox and Nick Verdin.


The past 100 years have seen the company go from strength to strength establishing Auction, Lettings, Commercial, Survey, Residential Property and Block Management departments in addition to the Sales Department. Hair and Son truly is your local, long established property services company that has served the community well over many years and we hope for many years to come.