Monday, 25 October 2021

Businessmen brothers return to old haunts

Businessmen brothers return to old haunts
JULIAN and Matthew Walker knew exactly where to go when they decided to expand their funeral directors business.

The brothers, who are the fifth generation of their family to run A B Walker & Son, have just opened a branch in Gosbrook Road, Caversham. It is only a stone’s throw from King’s Road, where their grandparents used to live and they used to play as boys.

Matthew and his wife Melissa and their family now live nearby.

Managing director Julian said: “This is an important opening for us because of the personal links we have always had with Caversham.” The new branch, which is in the former Thomas Turner gun shop, was officially opened by Mary Bayliss, Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire, in the presence of Reading Mayor Marian Livingston.

The company now has six branches, including one in Reading Road, Henley.

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