Philip Blatchly and Son (Funeral Directors) Limited
M.B.I.E., M.N.A.F.D., M.B.I.F.D., DIP.F.D
Tel: 01594 529 345

About Us

Philip Blatchly & Son Ltd., is split into 2 companies:

  • Philip Blatchly & Son ( Funeral Directors )
  • Philip Blatchly & Son ( Monumental Masons )

Philip Blatchly & Son ( Funeral Directors ), serves the population primarily from Newnham, Gloucestershire to Newport, South Wales and into the Forest of Dean, an area of some 25 square miles, we also deal with repatriation from any part of the United Kingdom and the world.

Philip Blatchly & Son ( Funeral Directors ), deals with in excess of 350 funerals each year, from our Head Office at Highcroft House, Woolaston and our 3 branches, located as follows:

  • Regents Court, Regent Street, Lydney, Gloucestershire.
  • 5, Station Road, Chepstow, Monmounthshire.
  • London House, 14, Chepstow Road, Caldicot, South Wales

We have at each of our branches, Chapels of Rest, for families to visit their loved ones and Monumental Showrooms, to enable families to select their memorial in comfort and also to see many different materials and shapes in one showroom.

Philip Blatchly & Son ( Monumental Masons ) covers the same geographical area as the Funeral Directing side of the company, dealing with all aspects of the Monumental Industry.


History

Philip Blatchly & Son ( Funeral Directors ), founded in 1964, Philip Blatchly first became interested in the Funeral Service at the age of 16. The local Funeral Director, Mr. Harold Kyte, would acquire his labour from the people of the village, to either drive the cars or as bearers, once Mr. Kyte had got you to help once, he would ask again and again!

Philip Blatchly began to help more and more, in the arranging and conducting of funerals, laying out of the deceased in their own home, ( Chapels of Rest were unheard of then ) and as a bearer and driver. Mr. Kyte was getting close to retirement in 1964 and asked Philip Blatchly if he would like to carry on the business, Philip Blatchly said that he would and as they say the rest is history.

Philip Blatchly & Son Timeline:

  • 1964: Philip Blatchly takes over the Funeral Directing in Woolaston and surrounding areas from Mr. Kyte
  • 1970: Philip Robin Blatchly born
  • 1972: Helen Blatchly born
  • 1972:Philip Blatchly & Son buys G.Harris & Son ( Funeral Directors ) of Lydney, established 1887
  • 1973: Philip and Eileen Blatchly move to Highcroft House, Woolaston, now our Head Office
  • 1978: Philip Blatchly & Son ( Funeral Directors ) becomes a Limited Company
  • 1978: Philip Blatchly & Son ( Funeral Directors ) opens its first Chepstow Branch (25a, St.Marys Street) and begins to sell memorials
  • 1982: Philip Blatchly & Son ( Funeral Directors ) moves to 5, Station Road, Chepstow and set up our Momumental Workshop
  • 1984: Philip Blatchly & Son ( Monumental Masons ) becomes a Limited Company
  • 1988: Philip Blatchly & Son ( Funeral Directors ) open its Caldicot Branch at London House, 14, Chepstow Road, Caldicot.
  • 1990: Philip Blatchly & Son ( Funeral Directors ) buys H.R.Jenkins ( inc. H.Flewelling ) of Clements End, Coleford
  • 1996: Philip Blatchly & Son ( Funeral Directors ) opens Regents Court, Regent Street, Lydney.