Person Male Born 1877
Fruiterer. Born Lambeth and initially worked with his father and brother in the family greengrocer business. By 1909 he was in business independently with at least two business addresses, one of them at an underground station. The business continued to expand adding outlets for many years, specialising in stations. Had an address at first number 11 and then 14 Hanover Court (= Place) from 1914 – 34 and this was the office address for most of that time. In 1921 or 1922 the business was incorporated as T. Walton (London) Ltd. In 1936 the office address was moved to newly-built premises at 27-29 Long Acre, a building possibly commissioned by T. Walton, and remained there until 1972 when the business finally closed, presumably on the retirement of Thomas Walton Jnr. (b 1905) who had taken over the business from his father. Deborah found a (heavily-copyrighted) photo showing one of the station branches.
None of this story could be told without the splendid research efforts of Deborah Hart Stock, to whom, our thanks.
Kent Williams tells us one of the shops appears in the final scene of the 1946 film ‘I see a Dark Stranger’.