Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,186 pages of information and 245,641 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Thomas Gallaher

From Graces Guide

Thomas Gallaher ( -1928), founder of Gallaher


1928 Died. '...'Mr. Gallaher, who was the world's tobacco king, was a native of Templemore, Eglinton, and in the early sixties he entered the employment of Messrs. Holmes, tobacco manufacturers and retailers, Derry. He subsequently started business for himself in a house in Sackville Street then transferring to premises in Foyle Street, on which the present Commercial Buildings now stand. His business increased and he decided to go to Belfast, which he made the headquarters as a manufacturer. The concern grew by leaps and bounds until it became the largest of its kind in the world. An interesting fact is that at the time the British Tobacco Combine was formed he decided remain independent, and continued to the present day. He took no part in polities, and was a generous subscriber to all worthy objects. He was a large shareholder, and for many years chairman of the Belfast Steamship Company...'[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Ballymoney Free Press and Northern Counties Advertiser - Thursday 12 May 1927