A.R. Haddy & Son is a Cornish, family run haulage business which can trace its roots back to before World War I and is still prospering today.
A R Haddy & Son was started by Alderson Richard Haddy, born in 1881, who used horses and carts to take stone from a quarry at Tideford to river barges. He also worked for the council repairing roads.
His son Garfield Richard, born 1913 later took over the business. Garfield and his wife Mary both drove lorries throughout World War II. They also owned the Tideford Belle Charabanc and took locals on day trips around 1930.
They subsequently passed the business on to their son George William Haddy who remains active within the business. His 60 years lorry driving experience has included the construction of the Tamar Bridge 1961, the building of Roadford reservoir 1989, and has been involved in most road building projects within Cornwall and Devon ever since.
George’s son Richard is the fourth generation and is current Managing Director and Transport Manager and runs the business with his wife Nicola. Richard has expanded the business and commands a modern fleet of vehicles. The fifth generation are keen to keep the ‘Haddy’ wheels turning in the future, maintaining the high standards set by their predecessors!