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Henry Price (tailor)

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Name  Henry Price
Role  Tailor
Died  1963

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Sir Henry Price (died 12 December 1963 aged 86) was a British businessman.

In 1919 Henry Price opened a tailor's shop in Silsden, then in the West Riding of Yorkshire, now in the City of Bradford, West Yorkshire.

He prospered by introducing the suit to those who previously could not afford one. A factory in Leeds produced the suits, which were ordered by customers from the company's branches. The company was known as the Fifty Shilling Tailors, £2.50 in current terms.

In 1953 the company was bought out by United Drapery Stores, who used one of the Price group's trade names, John Collier.

Sir Henry Price used his fortune in the promotion of botany and has a garden named after him at Kew Gardens. He bought Wakehurst Place, now owned by the National Trust in 1938. It is leased to Kew Gardens.

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