Harry Dawson Funeral Services in Stoke On Trent can advise you on every aspect of your memorial choice, from your initial enquiry through to the final stage of fixing, is overseen by our own staff to ensure that we provide you with a complete and worry-free memorial service.
Many people find selecting a lasting tribute for a loved one to be a very tricky and emotional task. We promise to spend the time you need and give the care required to ensure that you are happy with your final decision. We pride ourselves on the quality and standard of our memorials. All workmanship complies with the National Association of Memorial Masons Code of Practice.
For those requiring something special such as a unique or very individual memorial, we offer a full design and consultation service. As part of this service you will receive proofs of your inscription and personalised design for your approval. The latest laser technology can be used to produce high quality photographic images and fine detailing, which is not possible using the traditional hand engraving methods and allows the use of personal photographs and artwork to create very creative and individual memorials.
We also offer an extensive range of high quality and beautiful standard designs. Every memorial is individually made and can be personalised through slight changes in design. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and the options available to you.
There are regulations governing the type of memorials that can be erected in a churchyard or cemetery. For example, in some areas you cannot have kerbing around the grave space, and in churchyards, granite, marble, ‘open books’, crosses and gilded letters are not usually permitted.
The size of a memorial is generally governed by the appropriate burial authority and we can check all these regulations for you before you make your final choice.
Where burial is desired in a Local Authority Cemetery, before any memorial work can proceed, the registered owner of the grave / burial site must usually sign an application form showing the material, dimensions, design and inscription desired. So long as these conform to the regulations we would be issued with a permit to carry out the work. We would organise the necessary paperwork on your behalf. There is normally a fee payable to the Authority for granting permission.