G. Roberts Independent Family Funeral Directors is a small independent family run business situated in Sherwood Street off Victoria Road which is one of Scarborough's main thoroughfares, very near the centre of town and the railway station. The premises at Sherwood Street have been used for Funeral Directing for more than one hundred years.
Graham Roberts and his sister Christine, who have been proprietors since 1986. The premises have been operated as a funeral directors since 1906. In 2013 upon leaving school George Roberts joined the family funeral directors to work along side his father and aunty. The business has since grown over the years and now operates a fleet of eight vehicles.
- Complete guidance on every aspect of the funeral arrangements.
- Funeral arranged in your home or at out office.
- 24 hour personal service provided by our fully trained staff.
- Completion of all statutory and non-statutory documents required for funerals.
- Compilation and insertion of newspaper notices.
- Viewing in our Chapel of Rest.
- Arrangement of floral tributes.
- Arrangement of catering after the service.
- Design and supply of service sheets.
- Supply of horse drawn hearse.
- Green Funerals.
- All ladies are dressed by our female arranger.
- Advice and supply of Willow, Bamboo and Cardboard coffins.
- Golden Charter Pre-Paid Funeral Plans.
- Repatriation both to and from the UK.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you require assistance with anything not listed above.
TV celebrity visits the Roberts family
In August 2015 everyone at Roberts Funeral Directors were invovled in the making of a programme for Yorkshire Television and a full report of this is featured in the miscellaneous page.
We pleased to announce that we have recently had our premises completely refurbished. Visitors will now enter a welcoming reception room which may also be utilised as an office. We now have a dedicated arranging room where families may discuss all aspects of the funeral in privacy. Our Chapel of Rest is now an ideal place for friends and relatives to spend a quiet and peaceful time with their loved one.
SAIF – The National Society Of Allied And
Independent Funeral Directors (Established 1989)
G. Roberts Independent Family Funeral Directors are members of SAIF which is an association of Independent Funeral Directors and this insures that you’re dealing with a small family business rather than a large chain.
As is explained in the SAIF website; "In all forms of business today there are big, international companies that have made their profits through taking over small firms. The funeral profession is no exception. Many businesses have been swallowed up by the giants. The trouble is, there usually isn’t any change of name to tell you of the difference. That makes it hard for you to distinguish between the family owned firm and the conglomerate. Without asking, you might never know if the owners your family have trusted over the years continue to make the decisions which will affect the service you receive when you need to make funeral arrangements.
It is important that you know who you are speaking to – an independent funeral director or just one of the branches of a vast conglomerate. When you need the services of a funeral director, you should turn to the firm which has an investment in your community, established over many years".
Find out all about SAIF at their website.
Using our own fleet of vehicles we can make arrangements for a funeral in any part of the UK, or carry out removals from, any part of the country and can cater for all denominations. We provide a personal 24 hour service throughout the year providing guidance and assistance throughout whilst attending to all necessary arrangements - liaising with Clergy, Doctors, Cemeteries, Crematoria, Registrars, Hospitals, Coroners etc. Our private Chapel of Rest allows a peaceful and serene environment to pay one’s last respects to a family member or friend.
Graham, Christine and George can provide an estimate of overall funeral expenses which will include our charges and any payments that we are required to make on your behalf to third parties (these would include such things as the fees paid to the Cemetery, Churchyard or Crematorium, Clergy, Church, Doctors, Newspapers etc.).
Pre-Paid Funeral Plans
Funeral planning relieves your loved ones of stress at a vulnerable time when they are least able to cope. By paying for your funeral expenses you are relieving them of the burden of having to find funds to pay for the funeral. A Funeral plan is a thoughtful and responsible approach to a sensitive subject.
We will be very pleased to assist you in arranging a plan with Golden Charter which is the UK’s main Pre–Paid Funeral Plan company.
For more information visit our Pre-Paid Funeral Plans page
Institute Of Advanced Motorists
Graham, Christine and George are supporters of The Institute of Advanced Motorists which encourages safe car driving and bike riding throughout the country.
Graham, Christine or George will be pleased to assist you with
any queries you may have about funerals.
You can contact them on 01723 - 501027 (24 hours)
G. Roberts Independent Family Funeral Directors is an independent, family run business serving
Scarborough and all surrounding areas