Our History2018-11-15T15:33:43+00:00

Our History and Experience

We are an independent family run business with over 40 years experience in funeral arranging and conducting.

Our experienced, qualified and caring staff can offer knowledge, advice and guidance in all aspects of funeral arrangements. Ensuring you peace of mind at this most difficult time.

Robson & Ellis

In 1931 Robson & Ellis was formed by David Ellis, David Ellis the younger and Albert Robson. They set up a partnership as Joiners, Cabinet Makers and Funeral Directors as 12a Town Street, Bramley.

David Ellis the younger and Mr Robson traded together until 1948 when Mr Ellis the elder returned from active service. At that stage Mr Robson left the partnership and emigrated to Australia. In 1957, James Ellis joined the business and after his father’s death in 1964, Jim Ellis continued to run the business with his mother. Jim looked after the joinery and funeral side, and his mother continued to run the furniture shop in Town Street, until it was compulsory purchased by the Local Authority.

When Jim Ellis retired in 1995, the business was acquired by the current owners, John and Barbara Tempest who continue the tradition of family ownership and day to day control

Pictures below:
In 1960 Robson & Ellis was well established in the community, at number 12 Lower Town Street, upholsterers and house furnishers.
The single storey building on the right is the workshop premises of Robson & Ellis, joiners, situated at Eightlands Lane.