Thomas Burberry blue plaque in Basingstoke

Thomas Burberry 1835 - 1926 the inventor of "Gaberdine" weatherproof cloth founded his business in Winchester Street in 1856. These further premises were built in 1892.

Thomas Burberry (27 August 1835 - 4 April 1926) was an English men's outfitter, and the founder of Burberry, one of the United Kingdom's largest branded clothing businesses. He is also known as the inventor of gabardine.

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