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We wanted to offer a service that respected tradition values, but that was also modern and forwards thinking. From the outset we set out to be different and to offer a service that was as individual as the person who has passed away. We wanted to offer things that other funeral directors in the area simply can't do and based on our experience with what we were seeing in the area, we wanted to do things better. The days of going to the local undertaker “who looked after Granddad 10 years ago” are thankfully coming to an end. Families deserve much better and funerals can be so much more than just old men (or women) dressed in black.
The design of our funeral home also represents this philosophy, is not a dark funeral parlour decorated in drab colours. You don’t walk into a depressing room met by long faces that repeat the same “We are sorry for your loss” message over and over again. We created an environment that is light and welcoming. You can just come in sit down and talk. Have a brew and a biscuit and a chat.
We also took the decision that we would be open about our prices and we would show them all on-line. When we see a web site that says call for pricing, we always think that the seller is hiding something. Or they are going to start with a low price and then continuously keep adding to it and running up a bill. Our prices are there for everyone to see, like us, it's open and its honest. And of course we know how much other companies are charging so we know our fees are the lowest in the area.
Being small, and therefore more flexible we pride ourselves on being able to do absolutely anything that our families ask. Yes we are traditional Funeral Directors, dedicated to traditional values. If you want a black hearse, a funeral conducted by a man wearing a Victorian morning suite with top hat and cane, we can give you that. But if you want more, you want an event. Then we can do that too.
Silver Hearses, Rainbow Hearses, Waggon Hearses, Motorbike Hearse, Horsedrawn hearses, Princess Carriages pulled by white horses or even unicorns. We can make that happen. Coffins painted white, pink, blue, gold or even wrapped in leopard print, we can make that happen. You want us to dress up as favourite TV character or even a superhero. Then we can do that. Absolutely nothing is impossible. Furthermore, we really embrace those moments and enjoy delivering those celebrations of life.
We are so much more than miserable old men or women, dressed in black repeating “Sorry for your loss”
We are a family, taking care of your family when you need it most. And we promise, you will not find a better or more friendly service anywhere.
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