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Fish fingers and funerals

Fish fingers and funerals

May 8, 2024 “Fireball! I think when Freddie has his funeral we should play the ‘Fireball’ song for him!” Suddenly announced Tabby, our 9 year old daughter during the middle of tea the other night. (Fish fingers, mashed potato and veg in case you were wondering!). A moments pause was followed by Freddie, our 17… Read more
R Locke and Son coming to Shipston on Stour

R Locke and Son coming to Shipston on Stour

May 8, 2024 In early Summer 2024, we are excited to be opening our doors to a new branch of R Locke & Son funeral directors in Shipston on Stour. As a local family business with established offices in Brailes, Kineton and Wellesbourne, we have always felt part of the Shipston community, so opening a fourth… Read more
Three Generations of Funeral Care coming to Shipston on Stour - as seen in The Stratford Herald newspaper

Three Generations of Funeral Care coming to Shipston on Stour - as seen in The Stratford Herald newspaper

April 25, 2024 Tracing our local heritage, our business has been in succeeding ownership for over 170 years, with the last 60 years being looked after by three generations of the Locke family who have served the South Warwickshire community since Raymond started his apprenticeship in 1940 through to Colin and… Read more
Meet the Team: Chloe

Meet the Team: Chloe

April 12, 2024 One of our New Years Resolutions was to share and introduce members of the team. This month it’s the turn of Funeral Director, Chloe Bullen. How did you become a Funeral Director? I left college and started working as receptionist at a local funeral directors and progressed to becoming a funeral… Read more
Mothers Day Candle Tributes 2024

Mothers Day Candle Tributes 2024

March 13, 2024 We were honoured to recently share the online Mothers Day Candle tributes created and shared by families from our local communities. Read more
Meet the team: Teatime chat with Graham Hemming

Meet the team: Teatime chat with Graham Hemming

March 8, 2024 Get to know funeral director, Graham Hemming! How did you become a Funeral Director? I started out as funeral service operative, 33 years ago and learned on the job, working up to become a Funeral Director. I joined R. Locke & Son in 2018 as I wanted to return to working with an independent… Read more

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