A place for memories and reflection
Having somewhere to go, where you can remember your loved one, can be a be a huge comfort and a place to reflect and lay flowers. If you would like a headstone tablet or plaque, be it for a grave or garden of remembrance, we offer a masonry service for new pieces, additional inscriptions or renovations to existing memorials. Thinking of the right words for a loved one can be a really lovely part of the process.
The most popular selected materials for memorials are granite, marble and stone. Granite is the most durable and comes in many colours. Marble has a lovely smooth finish, although may not be permitted in some churchyards. Nabresina, Yorkstone and Portland Stone are suitable for most churchyards and will discolour to give an aged look.
What to consider?
Things you’ll need to consider when choosing include regulations as most cemeteries and churchyards have restrictions on the type of memorial allowed, along with a minimum amount of time required for ground settlement before a memorial can be erected. Also think about the location – if the grave is too close to a tree, for example, porous material such as marble or stone may get stained. We can also provide temporary grave markers until a permanent memorial can be placed.
Here at Alfred Smith Funeral Directors we can advise and help you create the perfect memorial for your loved one so if you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to ask.View our price list and brochure
Funeral services can be as formal or informal as you would like – and it’s entirely up to you as to how religious the service.
Funeral prices vary depending on the type of ceremony you would like for your loved one. There are many options to choose from to make it unique and special.
It is now really easy to plan ahead, making a huge difference by easing the burden on your family when the time comes, so they can focus on the arrangements.
Alfred Smith Funeral Directors can assist you in every step of the funeral so please don’t hesitate to ask us about any aspects or queries you may have.
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Funeral Notice, Donations and Tribute Service
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