Brookwood Cemetery celebrates its heritage day

Alan Greenwood of Alan Greenwood and Sons and funeral director David Chester had the privilege of being invited to support the Brookwood Cemetery Heritage Day on 15 September.

The cemetery’s open day event gave visitors the chance to explore the  grounds and join in with guided walks
and talks held by the Brookwood Cemetery Society. They also got to visit to the Columbarium and other Mausolea.

Funeral director David Chester

The Commonwealth War Grave Commission, American Battle Monuments Commission (American Cemetery), The Trench Experience, Natural Home Funerals, Stonemasons, Funeral Directors, UK Owl and Raptor displays all had stands at the exhibition.

Greenwood brought his vintage Dennis fire engine, one of his Jaguar hearses and his Daimler Thomas starting low line hearse to showcase at the event. He told the history of the fire engine as children and adults sat in the vehicle and showed them the difference in technology between the two hearses and the different types of service the family run business can offer. As this was going on, chauffer Wayne Vineer assisted those that wanted to sit in the vehicles.

Greenwood said: “I had fabulous afternoon and it was always a privilege to support other businesses and charity’s when I could, being part of my local community and supporting.”

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