A.B Walker invited guest to attend the opening at 1 Headley Road, for the unveiling of the commemorative plaque issued by James Puxley, the lord lieutenant for the Royal County of Berkshire
Mayor of Woodley councillor Kay Gilder and Wokingham Borough Mayor councillor Bill Soane also attended the opening.
Ken Murphy, who has been a resident of Woodley for the past thirty years and is Funeral Administrator at the branch, said: “After living here for so long it is good to be able to give something back. I like to be able to help people at their hour of need. It is a close knit community in Woodley.”
Independent funeral directors A.B. Walker is a fifth generation family business, now run by brother Julian and Matthew Walker. As one of Berkshire’s oldest family businesses, It has been supporting bereaved families for nearly 200 years.
A.B. Walker director, Julian Walker, added: “We are now proud to be at the heart of the community in our new branch and to be able to offer bereaved families a service on their doorstep.
“We have grown steadily and believe that is because of the quality and independent service we offer,’ said Julian.”
The Woodley branch is the ninth location for A.B Walker, which also has branches in Reading, Bracknell, Wokingham, Henley-on-Thames, Thatcham, Tilehurst, Caversham and Maidenhead.