A cen­tury of ser­vice to the com­mu­nity

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T&A Fyfe, who marked their cen­te­nary in 2012, are an in­de­pen­dent and fam­ily-owned fu­neral busi­ness in Hamil­ton.

Their four gen­er­a­tions of knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence can be re­lied upon dur­ing an emo­tional and stress­ful time in peo­ple’s lives.

T&A Fyfe com­pany di­rec­tor Lesley Blair said: “We have been in Hamil­ton a long time and are trusted by the com­mu­nity.

“Peo­ple turn to us at a dif­fi­cult time and can rely on a ser­vice which is sec­ond to none.

“Af­ter all those years we are still in­de­pen­dent and fam­ily-owned and that mat­ters a lot to us and to the com­mu­nity.”

T&A Fyfe pro­vide all the in­for­ma­tion and, most im­por­tantly, the time to as­sess, dis­cuss and de­cide your needs, ei­ther at your home or at their pri­vate of­fices.

Pro­fes­sion­ally-trained fu­neral di­rec­tors are avail­able 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year.

Com­pany di­rec­tor Robert Hin­shel­wood said: “Our ser­vice will pro­vide all re­quire­ments to ar­range a com­plete fu­neral ser­vice and in­cludes li­ai­son with clergy, ceme­tery or cre­ma­to­ria and any dis­burse­ments such as cater­ing, news­pa­pers, florists, etc.

“As mem­bers of the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Fu­neral Di­rec­tors, all choices and their as­so­ci­ated costs will be fully ex­plained and a de­tailed writ­ten es­ti­mate is pro­vided prior to the day of the fu­neral ser­vice.

“No greater trust is placed in our hands than the care of the de­ceased. Our be­spoke mor­tu­ary and pri­vate ‘Rest Rooms’ are within our premises at Pea­cock Cross and you may be re­as­sured to know that your loved one will be cared for with the ut­most dig­nity and re­spect whilst they rest in our care.”

Thomas H Fyfe opened the com­pany’s first of­fices in Quarry Street, Hamil­ton, and Glas­gow Road, Wishaw, in the 1890s as a car­riage hire busi­ness which also con­ducted a small num­ber of fu­ner­als.

Thomas’s son-in-law,

Advertising Fea­ture James Adam­son, now in his 89th year, re­mains a guid­ing force.

In 1912 the com­pany de­cided to fo­cus solely on the fu­neral side of the busi­ness and so T & A Fyfe Ltd, Fu­neral Di­rec­tors, was founded.

As the com­pany ex­panded in the 1920s, the Fyfe fam­ily bought their Pea­cock Cross premises at Al­mada Street, Hamil­ton.

They were orig­i­nally used as sta­bles for their horses and stor­age for car­riages.

Over the years the premises have gone though many trans­for­ma­tions, cul­mi­nat­ing in the con­ver­sion of the sta­ble block in the 1960s into La­nark­shire’s first ded­i­cated Ser­vice Room.

Car­ing through the decades

T&A Fyfe have now oc­cu­pied this site for 89 years


Your loved one will be cared for with the ut­most dig­nity by the T&A Fyfe team

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