Burnley and Accrington Memorials - Brent Stevenson Memorials Testimonial
Here is another example of the great work done by Brent Stevenson Memorials. The following testimonial is from a customer based in Canada. Originally from Burnley Lancashire, Nick Hindle returned to the UK with his mothers ashes.
Nick wanted to replace an existing grave marker that was in poor condition with a new grave marker for his mother and grandmother. Here is his testimonial:
- I grew up in Burnley but moved to Western Canada thirty five years ago. My mother had been living with me for the last several years but sadly she died January 24th 2010 after a short illness.
- I wanted to bring her ashes back to England to where my Grandmother is buried: the Inghamite Church, Wheatley Lane, near Pendle. I knew the existing grave marker was in poor condition, I wanted it changed anyway to include my mother's name, but I'd no idea how to go about the work.
- First I phoned the church to make sure I would be allowed to replace the grave marker. I was told that it wouldn't be a problem. Then I did what I expect most people would do these days, I started to search the Internet for local firms in the Memorial' business to do the work. (Please remember I live 8,000 kilometres from the UK). The Stevenson Family website immediately pleased me. I also noted that they had been memorial masons since 1883. (No small thing these days when all seems to be subsumed by larger concerns). I emailed them and they replied to say they could do the work. They'd also handle the paperwork with the church.
- After one or two emails and a phone call we agreed on a new memorial stone, a price, and a completion date. I had to arrange a flight and could only stay in the UK for a short while. After I arrived, I drove to Blackburn to find Stevenson Memorials' office. All the work had been done several days ahead of schedule and it was exactly as promised. A 100% job.
- Stevenson Memorials is a relatively small family business. Indeed I think I met all of them in the Blackburn office. On the walls are pictures of the six generations of craftsmen going back to the 19th century. I would not, however, want to leave anyone with the impression they are behind the times. They use top-notch computer aided design for their memorials and all of their business communication is professional and up to date.
- On a final note I want to say something that might sound like a digression but bear with me. I've been away from Burnley for thirty-five years and much as changed. The whole world has changed. For better or worse I don't know. But one thing that will stay with me from my trip back is this: I would often get up and walk around town just as it was getting light - around 6 am. When I'd pass someone in the street they would invariably greet me with, "Alright" to which I would reply in good Burnley fashion "Aye, Alright." It is a friendliness, a sort of openness and acceptance of the other guy you seldom come across anywhere else in the world. Most places, you pass someone in the street at 6 am they look the other way or cross the road. Brent and James Stevenson, family and staff were the first Burnley/Blackburn people it met on my trip back to the UK and I knew right then I was back home.
Nicholas (Nick) Hindle, Campbell River, BC, Canada
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If you wish to make an enquiry about a Memorial then it could not be easier. You can either:
- Make an enquiry online
- Call us on 01254 202019 (Blackburn) or 01253 304604 (Blackpool)
- or visit us at our premises in Blackburn 381 Preston Old Road
Blackburn BB2 5LL or 368 Talbot Road Blackpool FY3 7AT