In 1911 Mr Henry Anthony Hedley was the managing director of J & R Tennent, Limited located at Wellpark Brewery, Dennistoun. Mr Hedley was born in Cape Town, South Africa and it was there that he received his education.
When he was 19 years old he left the colony for England, settling down in London for a short business engagement. As a result of his excellent education, he rapidly advanced, and in one of the Science and Art Departments at South Kensington, he found an opportunity to display his abilities.
Thanks to his energy, Mr Hedley received the appointment of assistant general superintendent of the Fisheries Exhibition of 1883, and in the two secceeding years he occupied the position of manager at the “Health and Inventions” and the “Indian and Colonial” Exhibitions.
The excellent manner in which Mr Hedley discharged his duties at these functions led to him being called upon to look after the first Edinburgh International Exhibition, held in 1886.
Two years later he was entrusted with Glasgow’s first Exhibition, and here he achieved his most notable success. At the close of the Exhibition he entered the employment of the Pollock Extracting Company and shortly afterwards he engaged in another business career in the Metropolis, during which period he acted on the Committee of the Kimberley Exhibition.
Glasgow saw Mr Hedley once more in 1901, when he returned to conduct the addairs of the 1901 Exhibition in Kelvingrove, and at the conclusion of that successful venture he joined the firm of J & R Tennent, LTD and speedily rose from the position of general manager to that of managing director, and in this capacity he acted until his death.
Mr Hedley had been in failing health for some time and passed away on Thursday the 28th of December 1911 at his residence, 9 Derby Crescent, Glasgow.
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