Timeline example

 

 

1786

Richard Wall opened his business as a pork butcher in St. James’s Market, London.

1812

1812 Richard received the first Royal Appointment to George, Prince of Wales as “Purveyor of Pork” and Richard continued to serve him as both Prince Regent and later as King George III.

1817

Thomas Wall was born, followed by a sister, Eleanor in 1824.  

1834

Richard Wall’s business became legendary. He moved to larger more prestigious premises at Jermyn Street.  

1834

Richard Wall died leaving his widow, Ann, and 19 year old Thomas Wall to run the business. They continued trading as Ann Wall and Son. Ann died very shortly after the death of her husband and Thomas Wall took sole charge of the business.

1846

Thomas Wall II was born

1870

Thomas Wall II began his apprenticeship in the business and the firm continued to trade as Thomas Wall & Son.

1878

1878
The second son, Frederick, joined the business giving rise to the historic company and brand “Thomas Wall & Sons”. The business maintained its high level of recognition and received a series of Royal Appointments from Queen Victoria, Kings Edward VII, George IV and George V.

1913

1913
Every Summer demand for its sausages, pies and meat fell, so Thomas Wall II conceived the idea of making ice cream in the summer to avoid laying off staff.

1920

Thomas Wall, a committed philanthropist set up the Thomas Wall Trust.

1922

The meat products  were acquired in 1922 by Lever Brothers, which became a part of Unilever in 1930.

1994

Unilever sold off the meat products business and a licence to use the Wall’s brand on such within the United Kingdom to Kerry Group.

2015

2015
Thomas Wall Trust joined Twitter

2017

The Thomas Wall Trust agreed an annual grant to support students at Hillcroft College, whom they have an historic connection with.

2020

The Thomas Wall Trust will celebrate its 100th anniversary.