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T. Wall and Sons (Ice Cream)

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of The Friary, Acton, W3.

Maker of Wall's Ice Cream

1922 T. Wall and Sons began making ice cream at a factory in Acton, London.

As ice cream grew in significance, Unilever split the T. Wall company into two:

1959 Wall's doubled capacity by opening a purpose built ice cream factory at Gloucester, England.

1981 Unilever merged T. Wall and Sons (Ice Cream) Ltd with Birds Eye Foods to form Birds Eye Wall's Ltd. Following a review of production facilities, the Gloucester factory was expanded and updated, and the Acton factory was closed ("Project Phoenix" 1983).

Unilever has continued to use the Walls brand for ice cream in the UK

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