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.
Here’s our quick guide to who’s who amongst the funeral directors in Cambridgeshire
William Peacock & Sons (Huntingdon) – owned by Dignity plc
Swearers (Ramsey) – owned by Dignity plc
T L Cobbold (St Neots) – owned by Dignity plc
Dennis Easton (St Ives) – owned by Central England Co-op
Weymans (Cambridge) – owned by Dignity plc
Harry Williams & Sons (Cambridge) – owned by Dignity plc
Kingfisher Independent Funeral Services – locally-owned and fully independent