TIME­LINE OF HIRST’S LIFE

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1888

Born Cleck­heaton, West York­shire

1901

Be­gan his an­gling di­ary

1914

Joined Duke of Welling­ton Reg­i­ment of the Bri­tish Army, sent to Ypres, Bel­gium, in WW1

1915

Taken out of the trenches to fish in Ypres, sends two carp home for taxi­dermy

1933

Comes third in All Eng­land Na­tional

1963 2000

Hirst dies aged 75 Rod dis­cov­ered by Vic­tor and restora­tion be­gins

2013

Rod restora­tion com­plete with help of re­storer Paul Cook

2016

Rod and cased fish ap­pear on An­tiques Road­show

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