Memorials / Headstones

A memorial is not just a marker erected over a grave to remind us of the name of the deceased; it is a lasting symbol of remembrance, a tribute to a life now ended and perhaps a final gift to someone dearly loved.

At the time of making arrangements for a funeral, it is not always easy or necessary to determine what your future memorial requirements will be. In the case of existing memorials, it will probably be necessary to remove the headstones from the grave prior to the funeral.

When the funeral has taken place it can take some months, depending on the condition of the ground, before the grave will be ready to take the headstone or a new memorial.

We can assist you in deciding upon a design and material to meet the regulations of the cemetery or churchyard, harmonise with the surroundings, and choose a suitable inscription to withstand the weather. (Remember also that a possible future inscription may be required.)

When comparing prices, make sure that the size, style of lettering and all fees have been included and take extreme care checking thoroughly the inscription and spelling. The layout is usually left up to the stonemason.

Please see M A Clarke & Son Memorial Masons for a range of memorials.