Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Plaque of the Week No.113 – Thomas Wall

Return of the Plaque of the Week!

Our Plaque of the Week series returns for a 12 week run…

You've seen them all over the city: discs, tablets, cameos and plaques commemorating the great and the good of London Town. Wednesday is our new day for tracking down London plaques (Blue or otherwise) and putting them centre stage on the Daily Constitutional. This week…

Thomas Wall

Jermyn Street

From Aleister Crowley to Beau Brummell via Isaac Newton and crooner Al Bowly, the cast of Jermyn Street characters is a rich one indeed.

Jermyn Street has many tales to tell. And not just the shirt tails of the master shirt makers for which the street is so famed. Nor are cufflinks the only links in this neck of the woods.

Thomas Wall was born in Jermyn Street in 1846 – born into the Wall dynasty, renowned in this country for their sausages. Indeed their British fame is such that the plaque…

… simply states the name and dates, in the assumption that we will already know to whom it is dedicated.

Still going strong, Wall’s once held royal warrants from Queen Victoria, King Edward VII and George V.

It was Thomas Wall who came up with the solution to the companies annual summer slump – a period when sales of pies and sausages traditionally declines. the solution? To branch out into the world of ice cream.

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