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Martin’s Funeral Directors

Martin Wootton is a fully qualified funeral director with over 40 years’ experience in the profession.  He started in 1978 when at the age of 16 and following the death of his father he made the decision that he wanted to provide family’s with the care and support he had…
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Coffins can be a major signifier in the character of the deceased, detailing opulence, comfort, smartness, dignity or glamour. There are various choices to be made when deciding on a coffin, these include: Solid Wood or Veneered Coffin Style type Exterior finish of coffin Here at Martins we are here…
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A few of the lovely kind words that people have written about Martin's the Funeral Directors.
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Both of Martins premises consists of peaceful private Chapels of Rest, spacious reception areas and arranging rooms, with facilities for the disabled Funeral services can be tailored to your financial or religious requirements.
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When Death Occurs At Home

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THE REGISTRAR Before attending the Registrar, you will need to obtain a certificate from the Doctor who attended the deceased during the last illness. This doctor may be the normal G.P. or a Hospital Doctor. If the death was in a Hospital or Hospice, you will also be given an…

CORONER’S ENQUIRIES There are several reasons why the coroner may need to make enquiries into a death. For example, if the doctor has not been attending (a sudden death), if the person has recently had an operation, been admitted into hospital within 34 hours, or has fallen and fractured a…

PROBATE Probate can be obtained by personal application to the Probate Court, Astley House, Quay St., Manchester. The Court will post the necessary forms to you, these can be returned by post, but you will need to attend, at an agreed time, to swear that the papers are correct. Payment…