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Branch News: Chertsey

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Chertsey Says Farewell to Local Fireman John Toes

Lodge Branch:
August 10th, 2016
The funeral was held recently of local Chertsey fireman, John Toes at the town’s Parish Church, St Peter’s. The funeral was arranged by Lodge Brothers from its branch in Windsor Street, and District Manager Richard Leachman led the long funeral cortege to the church door. In addition to a ten-strong Fire Drill Section and standard-bearers and a guard of honour of some two dozen firemen, the cortege included a ...
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Lodge Brothers Cooling Down at Chertsey’s Black Cherry Fair

Lodge Branch:
August 10th, 2016
The annual ‘Black Cherry Fair’ has been taking place in the market town of Chertsey for many hundreds of years, and this year, local business Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors had a stall. But unlike most others on the Abbeyfields site, they weren’t selling anything! District Manager, Richard Leachman, and one of his team of Funeral Arrangers, Tom Hoyles, gave away nearly 300 bottles of water to passers-by on...
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Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond Heads UP the Local Runnymede & Weybridge Enterprise Forum Summer Soire

July 29th, 2016
The Runnymede & Weybridge Enterprise Forum is a local business group led by The Right Hon Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Chaired by Beverley Lodge, Director of Lodge Brothers. The RWEF runs various events for businesses in the local community. A recent summer soire event was held at The Oatlands Park Hotel in Weybridge on 20th July and was Philip’s first event as Chancellor. Over 60 peo...

Lodge Brothers Chertsey Supports Black Cherry Fair

Lodge Branch:
July 17th, 2015
Last weekend saw Chertsey celebrating it’s annual Black Cherry Fair, which has taken place in the town since 1440. The event attracts thousands to the small Surrey town and local businesses are out in force to support. Among them is Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors which has only been around for half that time!! District Manager, Richard Leachman, who attended with his wife, met local dignitaries over refreshme...
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Helen Kempster Celebrates 10 years of Service at Lodge Brothers

Lodge Branch:
December 27th, 2014
Helen Kempster, the Funeral Arranger at Chertsey branch, recently celebrated a decade of service with Lodge Brothers. Helen joined the Company in December 2004, and after three months training she took over the running of the branch in Chertsey. Over the years she has become a well-known member of the local community. After 37 years service working for HSBC bank in the city of London, Helen retired and sought a new d...
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Blessing of the Christmas Tree at Chertsey Branch

Lodge Branch:
December 26th, 2014
Every year, Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors place a ‘Memorial Tree’ in each of their branches. Families who have lost a loved one in the past year are invited to write a message on a card to them and hang it on the tree in memory. At Chertsey, Branch Arranger Helen Kempster and District Manager Richard Leachman (pictured) invited the local vicar to host a short service of blessing at the branch. Over a dozen r...
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Lodge Brothers Staff Invited to Address Doctors

Lodge Branch:
May 3rd, 2014
Chertsey branch arranger, Helen Kempster, and District Manager, Richard Leachman were invited recently to address a gathering of doctors and GPs at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey. The two, who have worked for Lodge Brothers for many years, delivered a presentation on the requirements of the local GP when dealing with the deceased and the funeral director. The talk, entitled ‘Where Our Paths Cross’...

Widow Makes Her Final Journey in Vintage Hearse Built by Husband

Lodge Branch:
March 27th, 2014
Before the Second World War began, George Wylder & Co was building cars of the highest standing – Rolls Royce in fact. The Company also built hearses, and almost fifty years after the death of George Wylder, his widow took her own final journey in a vintage car built by her husband. 96 year-old Win Wylder passed away recently in Lynwood Care Centre in Sunninghill, and her family were so proud that the 1937 Ro...

Lodge Brothers Staff Enter into the Community Spirit in Chertsey

Lodge Branch:
February 25th, 2014
The community of Chertsey came out in force last week to help the residents affected by the flooding which followed the recent extraordinary weather. Ninety locals answered the call and turned up outside St Peter’s Church to fill and deliver sandbags, donated by local companies. Lodge Brothers District manager Richard Leachman didn’t even have time to get changed before joining the crowd! Accompanied by Chertsey ...

Christmas Memorial Tree Blessed at Chertsey Branch

Lodge Branch:
December 18th, 2013
At this time of year, every arranger at Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors places a memory tree in their branch. This tree is for visitors to attach a card, remembering their loved one who has passed away in recent months. Chertsey branch is no exception. However arranger, Helen Kempster and manager, Richard Leachman organised for local vicar, Rev Tim Hillier to come to the branch to bless the tree in a short ceremony ...