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T. Wall and Sons

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T. Wall and Sons, of Acton London, meat producer.

Richard Wall (1777-1838) became a partner in the pork butcher business of Edmund Cotterill at St. James Market, London, and then became sole proprietor in 1807

1831 Leased premises at 113 Jermyn Street

1838 Richard Wall died and his widow Ann continued the business

1840 Thomas Wall (1817-1884), their son, took over the business

1870 Thomas Wall, Junior (1846-1930) appointed a partner

1878 Frederick Charlton Wall (1855-1924) appointed a partner

1885 T. Wall and Son held a Royal Warrant for supply of pork[1]

1892 T. Wall and Son held a Royal Warrant for supply of pork[2]

1895 T. Wall and Sons held a Royal Warrant for supply of pork[3]

1900 Became a wholesaler of meat

1901 T. Wall and Sons held a Royal Warrant for supply of pork[4]

1903 Opened a factory in Battersea

1905 Limited liability

1913 Thomas Wall and Son Ltd reputedly considered manufacturing ice cream to fill in the seasonal downturn in sales of meat pies and sausages in the summer months, but the advent of the First World War prevented this.

1917 William Lever (Baron Leverhulme) bought the Isle of Lewis in 1917 and the isles of North and South Harris in 1919. He set up a company called MacFisheries, and acquired several food companies, intending to develop the fishing industry and improve the conditions of the crofter population of these Scottish western isles[5].

1919 Acquired six-acre Friary House in Acton and built a large sausage factory

1920 T. Wall and Sons, sausage makers, was acquired by MacFisheries

1922 Acquired by Lever Brothers.

1922 Ice cream production commenced in 1922 at a factory in Acton, London. As ice cream grew in significance, Unilever split the company into two, T. Wall and Sons (Ice Cream) Ltd and T. Wall and Sons (Meats) Ltd.

1959 Wall's doubled capacity by opening a purpose built ice cream factory at Gloucester, England.

1981 Unilever merged T. Wall and Sons (Ice Cream) Ltd with Birds Eye Foods to form Birds Eye Wall's Ltd. Following a review of production facilities, the Gloucester factory was expanded and updated, and the Acton factory was closed ("Project Phoenix" 1983).

1994 Sold the meat company to Kerry Foods.

Unilever has continued to use the Walls brand for ice cream in the UK

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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 27 January 1885
  2. London Gazette 8 January 1892
  3. London Gazette 1895
  4. London Gazette 11 January 1901
  5. Biography of William Hesketh Lever, ODNB [1]