The popularity of horse-drawn hearses has never been greater; Lodge Brothers has seen a notable increase in requests for such funeral transport in recent years.
The company that provides these vehicles for us is acknowledged throughout the trade as the premier Carriage company in Great Britain. Thomas Cribb & Sons’ horse drawn vehicles have won major awards for the quality of their horses and vehicles.
Their collection of lovingly restored Victorian horse drawn hearses and mourners’ carriages, drawn by immaculately prepared Dutch Friesian horses (better known as Belgian Blacks) are recognised as the best turnout in the UK. The horses, which either work in pairs or as a team of four, with their velvets and ostrich feather plumes are an impressive sight, and a pair of grey horses and a white hearse is also available.
Hillingdon District Manager Peter Breslin is pictured with a team of two ‘Belgian Blacks’ before a recent funeral from our Northolt Branch.”