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Hammertons Funeral Services

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Hammertons Funeral Services Barnsley

Hammertons funeral services have been established for over 250 years and also are well known within the area.

About Them.

1841 census records show Joseph Hammerton, his wife Jane, seven children and also a 17 year old apprentice named George Brook as all living at Goosehulls Lane. By the end of the nineteenth century, the Hammertons funeral services business had expanded and a court-yard of houses known as Hammerton’s buildings. Were completed to the back of Edmunds Road to accommodate a growing workforce. Hammertons funeral services

Around the turn of the twentieth century, a generator was obtained to power all the woodworking equipment by electricity.

In 1907, when Francis Hammerton built a new house for his family. Known as ‘The Mount’, on Station Road (now Autumn House Nursing Home) it was the first house in the area to have electric lighting.

At this time, the firm was involved with a great deal of the housing development, in an ever expanding Worsbrough area.

In 1901 Samual Joshua Cooper, a local colliery owner, commissioned Hammerton’s to build a new church on West Street, to be called ‘The Church of St. James’.

Around 1925, the joinery workshop was moved from Goosehulls. 

Hammertons Funeral Services Horse Drawn Hearse

Up until the 1930’s, transport for all funerals was by horse drawn hearse. Poorer families would walk behind the hearse to the church for the service and burial. The last horse-drawn funeral conducted by Hammertons funeral services was that of Edith Leak, on December 3. 1936.

The first funeral carried out with motorized vehicles was that of Dorothy Newman from ‘Darley Cliff’ in 1929. The reason for horse-drawn funerals carrying on until 1936.hammertons funeral services

Today and for the past 35 years the company has also been run by Mr Ian Hammerton. Who also carries on the family tradition of a 24 hour personal service. 

With full-time employed staff, who have over 100 years’ service with Hammertons funeral services. 

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