Owner Ian Blair grew up next door to Geoff Hind’s undertaker/joiners shop in West Hall where he was surrounded by relics of a bygone era, a wonderful place steeped in history, with Geoff’s effervescent tales bringing the history to life. It was an obvious career choice from that point on for Ian. Geoff and his wife Dulcie offered him the chance to continue the business after their retirement. For 3 years Ian shadowed Geoff as he arranged and conducted funerals, which gave him a sound introduction to the profession.

Ian and his wife Jenn have carried on Geoff’s informal, positive approach and to this day Dulcie is still on hand for help and advice.