John Bluck, came to Bermuda from Bewdley, Shropshire, England in
established the company in 1844. The Blucks were well known as
outstanding public figures with A. W. Bluck who died in 1945,
having the rare distinction of being the Speaker of Bermuda’s
Parliament, Mayor of Hamilton and President of the Bank of Bermuda,
all at the same time.
Mr. Leslie Darling joined the company in 1935 and became the
owner on the death of Mr. John Bluck in 1942. Mr. Darling spent
38 years of his life devoted to building the reputation for
quality and excellence that Bluck’s now enjoys.
Today the company is run by his son Lt. Col. Michael Darling
and grandson Peter David Darling who ensure that our reputation
is well maintained and that our traditions continue.