Traditional memorials in Kirkby play an important role in the continuity of family history. At Kenneth A Fraser Ltd, we’ve been honoured to play a role in that history for many families since 1929. That’s the year our family established our masonry business dedicated exclusively to memorials. Since that time we have created memorials for families throughout Lancashire, Manchester, North Yorkshire, Lancaster and Cheshire. Much has changed since those early years but our family is still dedicated to the creation of memorials. We have a lot of new tools at our disposal for creating those memorials but we still create traditional, hand-engraved memorials when requested. For many families, traditions run deep, passed from generation to generation. While some are adopting a modern approach, many prefer to stick with the traditional.
Our clients choose their stone from a selection of granite, marble, York stone, slate or limestone. In Kirkby, traditional memorials are frequently created from granite. It’s the hardest stone and is found in many unique colours. Granite is plentiful which helps to keep costs down as well as being beautiful. We can create beautiful and unique memorials from a combination of stones as well. Besides the carved lettering, we can also carve ornamentation of your choice. It might be a design that reveals something important about your loved one. Consider emblems or badges that represent personal commitments. Along with the words, these personal engravings reveal to future generations important attributes of the deceased.
In our showroom, we have many traditional memorials in Kirkby on display. You will see the differences in the stones, the engravings, ornamentation, sizes and styles. Before you choose, you need the exact guidelines from the cemetery you will use. Most have parameters we must work within especially when it comes to size. Many will also want to approve the inscription. Contact Kenneth A Fraser Ltd and we can schedule a consultation for you in our showroom. If a personal visit is not possible for you, we will come to you with a portfolio and brochures to aid in making your selection. We are dedicated to providing individualised personal service to our clients along with advice and information that will assist you in your decisions.