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About our family business
Independently owned and run by us for you, Bridgewater Funeral Service is wholly owned and run by a local family with both historic and current ties to the surrounding area.
Our Funeral Director and Proprietor
Emma Turnbull has served the local community as a Funeral Director offering help with your funeral plans for over 20 years many of which were spent at Cheethams Funeral Directors in Walkden, following her desire to continue giving local families the care and attention they deserve with their funeral plans, Emma felt the need to leave the employment of the Co-op owned Cheethams to enable her to open a family run funeral service. It was almost 2 years in the planning and following a complete refurbishment of our premises on the Standfield Centre in Boothstown, Bridgewater Funeral Service opened in July 2014.
Honesty and Integrity are words used by many Funeral Directors but unlike Emma few have consistently proved these qualities over 20 years of serving the families of our local area. Emma has guided thousands of local families with their funeral plans through what can be an extremely difficult and emotional time, and feels privileged to be entrusted with the care of so many loved ones.
Chosen for its convenient location and ample parking facilities on the Standfield Shopping Centre in Boothstown, we have created a functional and tasteful funeral home to accommodate families and their loved ones. In addition to spacious reception, and arrangement areas we also have two large chapels of rest and can facilitate private services in place of an external chapel or place of worship.
During our refurbishment we designed the layout with disabled access in mind ensuring all public areas are on one level and fitted with wide doorways in addition to suitable toilet facilities.
Your trust is important to us and we know it is essential that once your loved one enters into our care they remain in our care. To enable this we paid particular attention to installing suitable on site preparation facilities during our refurbishment.
Emma has had a long association with Walkden Rotary and in 2015 was elected president. Rotary clubs carry out a huge range of activities and projects locally aimed at improving and building community spirit. Many charities are appreciative of their local Rotary club for the money they receive through initiatives such as sponsored bike rides, Christmas collections and other fund raising events. A huge amount of hands on work is also carried out by members, such as organising and supervising days out for disadvantaged children, volunteering at local resident homes, and working with schools to run competitions. The list of local projects and initiatives is endless. Each Rotary club individually tailors the projects they get involved in to their community’s specific needs.
In addition to her wealth of experience as a funeral director Emma also holds nationally recognised qualifications achieved through the National Association of Funeral Directors and is a long term licensed member of the British Institute of Funeral Directors.
Bridgewater Funeral Service is an approved member of the National Association of Funeral Directors and subscribe to its code of practice.
Bridgewater Funeral Service is an accredited provider of Perfect Choice funeral plans who are regulated by the Funeral Planning Authority.
Bridgewater Funeral Service embalmer is fully qualified and a licensed member of the British Institute of Embalmers.
Local Family History
In addition to living in Walkden for many years Emma’s.........
.....Husband was born and bred in Walkden as were his parents and older siblings most of whom still live or work in Walkden and the surrounding areas;
.....Marital Great Grandparents Arthur and Mary-Jane Higson started Higsons bakery in Walkden at 28 Bolton road in the early 1900's.
.....Marital Grandparents Eric and Muriel Higson spent all their married life living on Egerton Road Walkden where they brought up their 3 children and following Arthurs retirement continued to run Higsons Bakery until its sale in the1960's;
.....Father, Edward was also an experienced funeral director in the Swinton & Cliffton area for many years and was one of the reasons Emma entered the funeral profession in the early nineties;
.....Auntie Nelly was the resident caretaker and chapel attendant for many years at Laithwaites Funeral Service in Salford back in the 1980's
Standfield Centre Boothstown Worsley Manchester M28 1FB
Local Independent Funeral Director providing help with your funeral plans in Boothstown,
Walkden, Worsley, Ellenbrook, Little Hulton, Astley, Swinton, Wardley, Monton and surrounding areas