Person    | Male  Born 2/1/1900  Died 10/4/1983

Sebastian Earl

Categories: Commerce, Sport / Games

Sebastian Earl

We really don't know if the Sebastian Earl who unveiled the stone at the Hornsey YMCA is the rowing businessman with the same name but the dates look right and it's an unusual name. Our colleague, Alan Patient, spotted the possibility and it seems likely - hope we are right.

Born Kent. Head of School at Eton, won a scholarship to Magdalen College Oxford, rowed four times in the Boat Race and won a rowing silver medal at the 1920 Antwerp Olympics. Held a variety of commercial posts and then in 1932, joined the John Lewis Partnership where he rapidly gained experience in many senior roles. In 1941 he was appointed Director of Selling and in 1946 Director of Expansion. He resigned in 1947 for ill health but then began work at Selfridges from which he retired in 1965. Died Winchester. We have taken his dates from Wikipedia; elsewhere his death date is given as 14 August.

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Sebastian Earl

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Hornsey Y.M.C.A. - extension

This stone was laid by Sebastian Earl to commemorate the extension of Hornsey...

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British Gas
1 memorial
Sir Jack Cohen

Sir Jack Cohen

Businessman. Born Jacob Edward Kohen in Whitechapel. He worked as an apprentice tailor to his father, but after WW1 he became a market stall holder in Hackney. In 1924 he created the Tesco brand us...

Person, Commerce, Food & Drink

1 memorial
Edward Orme

Edward Orme

Engraver, painter and publisher of illustrated books, and property developer in Bayswater. Born Manchester. c.1800-24 he published and sold many books of aquatints and etchings, in his own shops in...

Person, Art, Commerce, Journalism / Publishing, Property

1 memorial
Trustees of Borough Market

Trustees of Borough Market

Borough Market is a charitable trust, run by a board of volunteer trustees. They ensure that the activities of the market meet the trust's clearly defined responsibilities.

Group, Commerce

2 memorials
Saracen's Head Inn

Saracen's Head Inn

Mentioned in 1522 as an inn with 30 beds and stalls for four horses. Removed (as shown in the picture) for the formation of Holborn Viaduct and its approaches 1868.

Building, Commerce, Food & Drink

1 memorial