A.R. Adams Funeral Directors Ltd - Funeral History
The picture above shows Sydney Charles Adams Jr (left) bearing a coffin for a double childrens funeral service in London post World War One.
A.R. Adams (Funeral Directors) Ltd has been established since 1900, originally serving the community of Poplar in the East-End of London. 1915 Archibald Richard Adams expanded his funeral business into Thundersley and later Rayleigh where he became a figurehead in the local community.
In 1922 he was elected president of the British Undertakers' Association which later became known as the National Association of Funeral Directors. Upon the death of Archibald in 1948, the establishment was taken over by his son, also Archibald Richard Adams who was previously employed with the company prior to serving as a soldier in World War Two.
Upon his return in 1946 he resumed working in the family business until his retirement in 1988.
A.R. Adams remains a family business and proudly continues to serve the community. As a fully independent family funeral directors A.R. Adams offers a comprehensive service which is available to clients day and night.
For more information on our history and stories from the past follow the links on the right hand side.
For immediate assistance contact us on our 24 hour, 7 day a week telephone numbers
Rayleigh: 01268 743102
Thorpe Bay: 01702 586383
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