L. Hirst & Son

L. Hirst & Son

L. Hirst & Son were wholesale tobacco merchants and cigar manufacturers based in Leeds.

The company had a cigar factory in Kirkgate from 1815 and outlets in Scarborough and York. From 1923 the firm was headquartered at Waterloo House in Crown Street.

The company was noted for its Empire Blend, Buster Pigtail and Old Sambo Cut Cake brands of tobacco, and its Hirst’s Long and Short Panatella cigars.

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