Author Topic: T. B. F. Thompson of Garvagh.  (Read 790 times)

Christopher

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T. B. F. Thompson of Garvagh.
« on: November 03, 2006, 10:08:53 PM »
I bought a book today. It's title is "One Move Ahead". The authors are T. B. F. Thompson and Derick Bingham. It's about the remarkable life of T. B. F. Thompson. He was born in Garvagh, Co. Derry, in 1915. In 1930 as he detested school so much he ceased his formal education to earn his fortune. By 1995, he and his colleagues were controlling businesses with a combined turnover of 200 million. One of those businesses was bought by him in 1961. That was the Leyland distributorship of J. A. Potter of the Ravenhill Road in Belfast which was owned by Joe Potter who lived on the Antrim Road.