With a huge range of alternative & personalised styles of coffin now available, a correspondingly wide variety of alternative forms of funerary transport can be provided for our clients. Whilst the traditional motor hearse can still play a relevant part in any style of funeral, clients can now choose from other styles of hearse, either to reflect aspects of the deceased's life or to further complement the style of funeral.
However, whilst there is a broad range of commercially available alternatives, a great many other options can be created from transport actually owned by the deceased, their relatives or friends. We have much experience of preparing clients' own vehicles for use, (a tractor & trailer, for example) and we will gladly advise you and help you to explore all available options.
We have set out below a selection of links to illustrate the variety of transport providers. (Please note that there may be practical considerations to be overcome with the use of some of these forms of transport, particularly in respect of the accessibility of some areas & locations. We will advise you accordingly):
Alpha 4x4 Funerals offer you the unique opportunity of using the first Land Rover Hearse and Limousine Service in Great Britain, run by dedicated Land Rover enthusiasts.
Volkswagen Funerals offer a unique VW 'Type 26' Bay window coach built hearse, the only one of it's kind offered for hire. Simply known as 'the camper van hearse' the 1972 hearse has been sympathetically restored and painted white to match their fleet of stretched VW Beetle limousines and Volkswagen buses (campers).www.volkswagenfunerals.co.uk
Motorcycle Funerals Limited is the first ever UK company to manufacture and supply motorcycle hearses. They provide professional specification hearses that can perform dignified Motorcycle Funerals in all weather conditions. Their professional riders cover the whole of Great Britain.www.motorcyclefunerals.com
Vintage Lorry Funerals can provide a fully restored 1950 Leyland Beaver flat bed lorry.www.vintagelorryfunerals.co.uk
As the most commonly seen form of alternative funerary transport nowadays, horse-drawn hearses are widely available. Use of this form of transport is somewhat restricted by the geography of our locality, particularly with the hills, but we will be more than willing to advise you accordingly and help you to achieve your aim if at all possible.