A Welch and Sons Ltd
Alfred Welch, the 'A' of A. Welch & Sons was born in 1876. Like his father and grandfather before him Alfred became a coachman. Alfred married Ellen Tritton and they had 8 sons and 2 daughters. In time 5 of the sons joined their father in business, and so A. Welch & Sons was born, carrying out household removals, taxi work and supplying horses, carriages and coffin bearers to the four local funeral directors in Herne Bay.
One of the sons, Harold, also assisted one of the funeral directors, initially with coffin making and later with arranging and conducting funeral services. In 1960 the decision was taken to concentrate solely on funerals.
We consider it a great privilege when we are entrusted with arranging a funeral for a family. We are also very aware of the huge responsibility we have to that family. A funeral is one of the most important, stressful and emotional experiences a family or individual has to endure so it is essential that the arrangements are handled professionally, with dignity, respect and care.
Our philosophy is a simple one: every funeral we arrange is the most important funeral we have ever conducted because it is so important to you. Every person whose funeral arrangements are entrusted to us is somebody's son or daughter, and, in most cases somebody's mother or father so we care for them as we would want our own children or parents cared for.
It is a fact that a funeral will always be a sad occasion but that doesn't mean that it has to be miserable. A funeral should be a celebration of that person's life, a time to remember the joy they brought into your lives and the happiness they shared with you in their life. It is our aim to help you achieve that goal and assist you to make the funeral service as comforting as possible.
We can guide you through the whole process, using the experience we have gained by arranging 25,000 funerals in the last 60 years, but ensuring that you retain control of how the funeral is to be conducted.
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