Covid -19 Unfortunately the pandemic is quite disruptive but we are doing all we can to follow the guidelines. We have come into the second phase and so it is possible that B&Bs are harder to find again for our overnight stays for longer distance funerals. We will make enquiries for lodgings to ensure we are able to cater for the funeral before we take on the booking. During this time unfortunately there can be no passengers in the hearses because of the close proximity to each other. It will be driver only during the restrictions. Thank you for your understanding. We will continue to reassess what measures are appropriate for us to take for the safeguarding of our team.
Proprietors: Clare Brookes MSBP (Acc) and Michelle Orton MSBP (Acc) MAAT
Phone: 02476 399296
PLEASE NOTE: We will be taking some much needed leave for a week in November.
From Monday 9th until Saturday 14th November 2020 we are unable to provide our service. We are very sorry for the disapointment but we need to take a break occasionally.
We will be available by email and mobile phone 07799 030305 text preferred if possible but not essential (bookings only please) to take enquiries for bookings for funerals following these dates 16th November onwards.
If you wish to speak to someone urgently to arrange a funeral or reserve a date for the hearse and can not get us on the office number our emergency only number is 07799 030305 for Clare Brookes, please leave a message or send a text, if we can not answer we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Please DO NOT use these numbers for any other enquiry or for sales calls. You may also text us, we can not always answer while we are out on a funeral, thank you.
If you are considering hiring one of our VWs for a funeral we need to know where in the country the funeral is taking place in order to calculate the cost for you. If you have a funeral director in mind please would you let us know who they are. Please make sure that if you wish to book with us that you check our availability because we are generally unable to do more than one funeral per day due to the distances we cover. We will pencil in an enquiry for a maximum of 24 hours while you make arrangements, after this time we assume that you do not require the hearse and it will become available again so please keep us informed.
To book our service we will require an email confirmation from you / your funeral director to confirm your booking to which we will respond with a schedule and a copy of our terms and conditions. Please ensure that you have received our confirmation email as it contains information about your booking.
If you do not have this then you may not have made a booking with Volkswagen Funerals. If you are unsure please feel free to double check with us.
All bookings are made on a first come first served basis and there is no obligation to book.
Please advise us when booking if the vehicle/s (inclusive of our vehicle transporters) will enter a chargable clean air / emission zone, all cost incurred will be payable by the hirer.
If it is possible to off load the hearse near to the funeral home outside of the zone so as not to incur the charges we may do this but this may depend on the time, distance and the weather. We will happily discuss this with you.
Please note these vehicles are available to hire for funerals only. TV / film / static photoshoots may be catered for please let us know your requirements, we may be able to help find the car you require.
Local open days to the funeral trade may be catered for ask for details.
We are not available for self drive, proms, nights out etc. due to private hire licensing laws.
IF YOU ARE MAKING FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS AND REQUIRE OUR IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE PLEASE CALL, TEXT OR EMAIL US .
Funeral professionals, please let us know if you would like any photographs of the fleet for your arrangement rooms or web sites. Photographs of our cars and service can also be found on our Facebook page and Pinterest page.
PLEASE READ: If we are unavailable when you call please leave a message even if it's just a telephone number and name as we provide our service during office hours and we will return your call as urgent, thank you.
The Old Bakery
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Don't lay me in some gloomy churchyard shaded by a
Where the dust of ancient bones has spread a dryness over all,
Lay me in some leafy loam where, sheltered from the cold
Little seeds investigate and tender leaves unfold.
There kindly and affectionately, plant a native tree
To grow resplendent before God and hold some part of me.
The roots will not disturb me as they wend their peaceful way
To build the fine and bountiful, from closure and decay.
To seek their small requirements so that when their work is done
I’ll be tall and standing strongly in the beauty of the sun.