Our Funeral History - A.R. Adams Funeral Directors
A.R. Adams has a history spanning over 100 years. Visit these links to read specific stories about our past or browse through our history album below.
Archibald Richard Adams Archibald Richard Adams started his funeral company in 1900, aged 19. He was a prominent member of the East End and Essex Community.
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 director A.R. Adams offers a comprehensive service which is available to clients day and night.
For immediate assistance contact us on our 24 hour, 7 day a week telephone numbers
Rayleigh: 01268 743102 / Thorpe Bay: 01702 586383
View pictures from our past here or on our facebook page - or follow the links above for more stories on our history in London's East End.