January 20, 1930
Mr. William Houlding, who has been chairman of Moss’ Empires, Ltd., the theatrical producers, since 1912, died this morning.
Mr. Houlding became chairman upon the death of Sir Edward Moss, who founded the company. He was a barrister-at-law, and was called to the English Bar, but never engaged in practice.
He was also chairman of Houlding’s Brewery Company, Ltd., Liverpool, and director of various other concerns.
Mr. Houlding was about 65 years of age, and had been in ill-health for some months. He is survived by a widow and one daughter, who is married.
He acquired the estate of Kerfield, in Peebles, from Sir Duncan Hay in 1921, and resided there.
Mr. Houlding was man of wide culture, a great traveller, and of genial personality.
(Evening Telegraph: January 20, 1930)