Person    | Male  Born 29/10/1940  Died 12/4/2021

Galen Weston

Categories: Commerce, Philanthropy

Countries: Canada, Ireland

Businessman Willard Gordon Galen Weston was born in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, his father being a Canadian businessman. Having studied business Weston went to Dublin and set up his own grocery store which expanded into a chain of supermarkets. This was just the beginning of his success in business. In Dublin he met his wife Hilary Mary Frayne and they had two children: Alannah Elizabeth Weston (b.January 1972) and Willard Galen Garfield Weston (b.19 December 1972)

Our picture source gives details of his life and obituaries in both the Independant.ie and The Irish Times confirm that he died, aged 80 years, on 12 April 2021 in Toronto, Canada.

This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
Galen Weston

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Selfridges centenary

Selfridge & Co. Limited Unveiled in 2009 by Galen, Hilary and Alannah Wes...

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Hugh Shearer and Co.

Hugh Shearer and Co.

De Lank Quarries have a Wikipedia page but Hugh Shearer and Co. are more mysterious. Probably the firm that owned the quarry at the time and/or carved the monument.

Group, Commerce

1 memorial
Smithfield Poultry Market

Smithfield Poultry Market

The original poultry market by Horace Jones was opened in 1875 but destroyed by fire in 1958. Our page for that fire has an image of the original building. The new building has a concrete elliptic...

Event, Commerce, Food & Drink

1 memorial
The Brill

The Brill

In the 19th century there was an extensive general market for butchers' meat and provisions, in a part of Somers Town, called the Brill. It was described as an "imposing palace of gin and bitters...

Place, Commerce

1 memorial
Frederick George Lucas

Frederick George Lucas

Chairman and managing director of the Brilliant Sign Company. He purchased the company in 1902 and served as chairman for more than fifty years.

Person, Commerce, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
White Horse Cellars at Hatchett's Hotel

White Horse Cellars at Hatchett's Hotel

This building is still at 66-68 Piccadilly, on the north-east of the junction with Dover Street.  Architect: Weatherley and Jones. From British History (written in 1878, just 10 years before Selby...

Building, Commerce, Food & Drink, Transport

1 memorial