You wouldn’t buy a car or a washing machine without doing some comparisons. Comparing and researching funeral directors is just as important, perhaps even more so, because a funeral is required at a time of high emotion, and therefore subject to excesses.
It is often difficult to know the true identities of funeral directors because they trade under establised family business names, but are in fact owned by much larger companies. They tend to keep this as quiet as possible, for obvious reasons.
To save you time and trouble, we have carried out some research for you to compare the funeral directors in Huntingdon. Their identities are put side by side here for your benefit.
Anglia Co-operative Funerals is, obviously, part of the Anglia Co-operative Group which has merged with the Central England Co-operative to become one of the largest co-operatives in the country. They operate locally in Huntingdon, St Neots and St Ives (where they trade as Dennis Easton Funerals).
William Peacock & Sons is owned by Dignity plc. Their website shows that Dignity trade from over 690 ‘funeral locations’ throughout the country. Locally they trade under the names of William Peacock & Sons of Huntingdon, Swearers of Ramsey, T L Cobbold of St Neots and Weyman Funeral Service of Cambridge.
Kingfisher Independent Funeral Services are the only locally-owned, fully independent funeral directors in Huntingdon and St Neots. The Company is owned and managed by Andrew Hickson, who lives in St Neots. We have two offices, opposite the registrar in Huntingdon, and opposite the entrance to St Neots Town Cemetery.
Unlike supermarkets, who use their size to bring down their prices, funeral directors generally do the opposite. Small independent funeral directors are almost always less expensive than large corporate companies (view the source here)
We will always give a full estimate of charges before you commit to using our service, and there are ways of reducing costs if you wish. We guarantee not to push any service you do not want. You tell us what you want us to do, not the other way round.