The Burder Family

The Burder family owned then ran the Company for 105 years from 1875 when Walter Chapman Burder and Alfred Adolphus Bumpus purchased the business from Thomas Messenger until 1980 when they went into receivership.

Walter Burder initially ran the business in conjunction with Alfred Bumpus, then following his removal, he ran it with his brother Alfred Burder. Walter Burder was later joined by his children and that of his brother in what was essentially a family run firm.