Tony and Dee Richards of Pendle Funeral Services in Cornwall, taking delivery of the Ford Cardinal Mk 11 Hearse, with their son Jamie who has recently joined the family business.
Pendle Funeral Services is a well-established independent family business owned and run by Tony and Dee Richards, serving Helston, the Lizard Peninsula and surrounding areas in Cornwall. The extreme weather conditions in February this year had a significant impact upon the Firs Funeral Home, as windy conditions lead to 15 mature fir trees falling like dominoes in a single night.
“After securing everyone’s safety by closing the main road, the first thought was to move the recently purchased Ford Cardinal Mk 11 Hearse which was located perilously in the garages below the falling trees. Fortunately, nobody was injured and no property was damaged, although the incident caused quite a stir in local and social media. We were overwhelmed by the local community’s response and their contribution to the clean up operation. We’re now debating a new name for “The Firs”; perhaps “The Tree Stumps” would be appropriate for the time being!”
Pendle’s have built a strong and growing reputation for their caring and dignified service to families for over 20 years. Over time, they have acquired an elegant and high-quality fleet of vehicles from Coleman Milne: Tony and his team have always been delighted with the service and the quality of vehicles and they will be looking to add to their fleet in the coming months.
Tony and Dee’s son, Jamie, joins Pendle’s after 5 years working in retail management following a degree obtained from the University of the West of England in Bristol. He is looking forward to working and learning alongside the experienced team at Pendle’s.