T.W. Birks & Son of Holmfirth were the first company in the country to take delivery of Mark 11 Ford Fairlane vehicles from Westhoughton based coachbuilder Coleman Milne.
T.W. Birks & Son are longstanding customers of Coleman Milne having originally bought their first vehicle in 1970, a Ford Dorchester Limousine, when the average cost of a Funeral was just ﾣ114. The company was originally started by Thomas Wilfred Birks and has spanned over four generations notching up a number of 'firsts' along the way including being the first company in Huddersfield to have their own Chapel of Rest, as well as being the first Funeral Directors in the area to have on-site refrigeration storage facilities. The business is currently run by the great grandchildren of the founder; Neil, Alastair, Ian & Fiona.
Coleman Milne Sales & Marketing Director Geoff Hudson continues, 'We have a long-established relationship with T.W. Birks & Son and it is quite remarkable really that they continue being first as they were also the first customers to take delivery of the Mark 10 Ford range as well as the facelift models in between. We would like to take this opportunity to wish them continued success and view the latest additions to their fleet as the ideal way to ensuring their presence at the forefront of the industry.'
The photographs show Neil Birks and his sister Fiona Newton of T.W. Birks & Son Funeral Directors taking delivery of the first two new Mark 11 Dorchester Limousines from Coleman Milne Sales & Marketing Director Geoff Hudson.