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Branch News: Shepperton

Christmas Remembrance Service at St Mary’s Sunbury

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December 11th, 2018
Lodge Brothers of Sunbury and Shepperton held their annual remembrance service at St Mary's Church this year. The service, which was led by Father Andrew Downes and assisted by Father Simon Douglas Lane, was attended by around 300 people and yet felt intimate and personal. One member of the congregation wrote: “Dear Xenos, Andrew and all you other lovely people at Lodge brothers, I’ve just arrived home after ...

Remembrance Day 2018 – Lest We Forget!

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November 6th, 2018
All of Lodge Brothers branches are marking Remembrance Day this year with their own special window display. "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them"...

Signature Homes “Parklands Manor” QCF training and Woking Crematorium visit with Lodge Brothers

February 20th, 2018
On Thursday 18th January Lodge Brothers District Managers Xenos Foster and Victoria Kibble visited Signature Homes marvellous new care home “Parklands Manor” in Chertsey and conducted QCF training with 35 of their staff and nurses. The training gave those attending a real insight into what Lodge Brothers do and how we work with our communities on a daily basis. On Tuesday 13th February Lodge Brothers returned...

Lindsay Tuckfield, Funeral Arranger and Staff Trainer

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April 28th, 2017
Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors are always supporting their staff in training, and District Manager Richard Leachman is one such recipient. Richard joined the Company in 2009 as an arranger and began his three-month training at the Shepperton branch with skilled trainer, Lindsay Tuckfield. Two years later, Richard passed the 'Diploma in Funeral Directing' (a nationally recognised award) and shortly afterwards, h...

Fundraising for The Greeno Centre at Shepperton ‘Big Tree Night’

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January 3rd, 2017
Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors made their presence known at a recent annual Christmas event in Shepperton. ‘Big Tree Night’ is held in mid-December and is regularly attended by thousands of people. Members of the team who work at the branch in Green Lane in the village were joined at the stall this year by Michael Lodge, Company Director. Mr Lodge’s dulcet tones could be heard ‘encouraging’ people to ...

St Mary’s Church Service of Thanksgiving & Remembrance

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December 12th, 2016
St Mary's church in Sunbury was packed to capacity for another annual service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving on Sunday 11th December. Mrs J from Sunbury said, 'It was a very moving occasion and a real comfort to me and my family as we come to terms with the loss of my mother.' Quentin Edgington District Manager explained, 'The service this year was a very special occasion and as well as the brass group we h...

Lodge Brothers Shepperton Fund Raise for Manor Mead School

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February 26th, 2016
Richard Leachman, District Manager of Lodge Brothers Shepperton, is seen here presenting a cheque for over £300 to the ‘Manor Mead School’ located in the village. ‘Manor Mead’ is a Special Needs School, catering for children with severe learning difficulties ( and the money raised will go towards the cost of some special equipment which enables children to operate a comput...

Lodge Brothers Renovate Plaque for The Alan Freeman Trust

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January 27th, 2016
Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors based in Green Lane, Shepperton, came to the rescue recently when ‘The Alan Freeman Trust’, based in Upper Halliford in Surrey needed some renovation work on their dilapidated plaque. The Trust, a local community-based charity, is run by former Mayor of Spelthorne, Cllr Andrew Hirst. Lodge Brothers Memorial Department cleaned up the plaque and then replaced it up on the wall of t...

Annual Service of Remembrance for Lodge Brothers Shepperton & Sunbury at St Mary’s

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December 9th, 2015
Lodge Brothers of Sunbury and Shepperton held their Annual Service of Remembrance at St Mary’s Church Sunbury on Sunday 6th December. The church was full, the music was superb and it was probably our best service ever. Mrs. S from Sunbury said ‘It was a beautiful and moving Remembrance Service.’ ...

Ian Allan OBE – Publisher & Pioneer of Post-War Trainspotting Explosion, Dies at 92

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July 18th, 2015
Ian Allan, who has died the day before his 93rd birthday, triggered the post-war explosion of trainspotting as a British pastime by publishing the first booklet of engine numbers in 1942 and starting a club which had 230,000 members by the time steam gave way to diesel. He diversified the business to embrace magazines, bookshops, a travel agency, a Masonic publisher, a printing business, organic garden supplies, comm...