We can trace the roots of our business back to 1853 so, for us, carrying on a family tradition is a way of life. R Locke & Son have been part of the community since Raymond (the ‘R’ in R. Locke & Son) was employed as an apprentice wheelwright upon leaving school, at the age of fifteen, in 1940. The wheel wrights ran in tandem with the village undertakers. Raymond completed his apprenticeship seven years later and was reported in The Sunday Mail as being the youngest wheelwright in the country. This soon led to his ownership of the business and the beginning of the family concern that forms the foundations of our present company.
When we conduct a funeral for you, one of our funeral directors will look after arrangements and remains your principle contact, supported by our dedicated and caring operatives, bearers and office team.Meet the team
Planning a funeral, for the first time can leave clients with lots of questions and uncertainty. Whilst we’re happy to visit you in your own home to make arrangements you may want to visit our premises to plan things or come to view your loved one.Premises
Our fleet of vehicles are all immaculate and maintained to the highest standard. We are very proud to offer our modern but traditionally styled Jaguar hearse and limousine for funeral services.See vehicles
SAIF Care allows us to provide clients with exclusive access to a free bereavement care helpline and an online chat service, both of which are staffed by trained bereavement specialists.Contact SAIF Bereavement Care