In June 1920, Tom, the fourth generation of the Purdey family, joined the business. For the next thirty-five years, he both managed Audley House and conducted most of the company’s overseas sales trips, up until his retirement in 1955.
To commemorate that centenary, we have printed a limited edition of one hundred biographies of Tom Purdey, written by our Gunroom Manager. Based on Tom’s own papers, it is illustrated throughout with photographs from our archive, some of which have never been seen before. The first five have been issued as a collector’s edition, and are specially bound in red leather. Each is hand-numbered and includes a foreword by Richard and Annika Purdey.