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
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.