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A Brief History
 

Albert Arthur Winchcombe, with the help of his father, Tom Winchcombe, founded our company in 1932. Albert - or Bert as he was to be known - had served his apprenticeship as a carpenter, wheelwright, mason and undertaker with Mr Sheppard at Ogbourne St George.

 

Following war service in North Africa and Italy with the Royal Corps of signals, Bert continued with the business at Ogbourne St Andrew where throughout the 1950's his wheelwrighting and undertaking skills were in great demand.

 

Having outgrown the workshops in the Ogbournes, Bert then moved to Devizes in 1963 to take over the existing businesses of J.J. Stevens and Son, Undertakers: and Morgan and Son, monumental craftsmen. Bert quickly established a reputation for quality funerals and handcrafted memorials.

Following Bert's death, the business continued to be family run. Charles Winchcombe, having served his apprenticeship with the respected company F. Rendell and Sons, continued to build on Bert's tradition of quality, craftsmanship and personal service.

 

In the 'new millennium' Charles, together with his wife, Paula and their son, Philip have renamed the company Charles S Winchcombe and Son. Today they continue to provide a high quality 24 hour personal service for all funeral and memorial requirements, combining traditional values with modern technology taking his family business into the twenty first century.

 

Albert Arthur Winchcombe, with the help of his father, Tom Winchcombe, founded our company in 1932.
CHARLES S. WINCHCOMBE AND SON LTD. Members of BRAMM, GOLDEN CHARTER and the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FUNERAL DIRECTORS

CHARLES S. WINCHCOMBE AND SON LTD. Members of

BRAMM, GOLDEN CHARTER and the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FUNERAL DIRECTORS

 

Charles S. Winchcombe

and Son

 

Devizes’ Longest Established Family owned & run Funeral Directors Providing the only Complete Funeral Service in Central Wiltshire

 

“Serving Wiltshire Since 1932”

 

Albert Arthur Winchcombe