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Veteran ex-chairman of regional agency dies after short illness

The death has been announced of Jim Horsley, a former chairman of Yorkshire agency chain Dacre Son & Hartley - and someone who worked at the company for 46 years. 

Joining the firm in 1953 he retired in 1999, some three years after jointly heading the buyback of the business from the Abbey National/Cornerstone Group. 

His years of practice saw him heavily involved in Yorkshire’s residential property market as well as in commercial transactions, with his final years in the business spent overseeing the growth of the company’s activities and the expansion of the highly successful land development division.



Away from the office Jim Horsley was a stalwart of Ilkley Golf Club where he held the office of President.

His funeral service is to be held on Friday at Bolton Abbey.


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