Tedfords "Ship Chandlers, Sail & Tentmakers" was started by James Tedford in Donaghadee, moving to Donegal Quay, Belfast in the 1850s. James Tedford also expanded into ship-owning, his ships travelled to South America and the Caribbean, returning to unload their cargoes just alongside the shop. In later years Tedfords began suppling tarpaulins to road transport firms and continues to do so.
Tedfords was taken over by Kenneth Cameron an employee of
Tedfords Chandlers in 1991 and the business continued there until April 2000 when we moved to larger, safer premises at the Old Gasworks site on the Ormeau Road. The Old Gasworks is where we remain.
When Kenneth retired he passed the company onto his employee and grandson
Keith Bell. Keith remains the current owner.
The old Tedfords building at Donegal Quay.