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Funeral Vehicles

At Alan Greenwood, we offer a wide choice of vehicles that can be used in a funeral procession, from the latest Jaguar and Mercedes models to more classic funeral cars and even horse-drawn options. Read on to discover your options, and to find out more about traditional funeral processions.

Funeral Vehicles
Some of our fleet of vehicles at our own premise.

What is a hearse?

Conventionally leading the procession is a hearse. This is the long vehicle in which the coffin or casket is transported from the deceased’s home or the funeral home to the church or crematorium. These are most often black in colour as a signal of respect and mourning.

Who travels in the funeral procession?

This is entirely up to those who have arranged the funeral. Usually, the hearse is followed by one or more vehicles in which the deceased’s closest family and friends travel. Many people opt for black limousines (which usually carry six people) in addition to the hearse; however this is up to individual choice. All vehicles are driven by chauffeurs, and the Funeral Director is often in one as well – to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

Can we use more unusual funeral cars?

Some people prefer to find something a bit more quirky to transport the coffin and family of the deceased. At Alan Greenwood, we are able to arrange a horse-drawn hearse, or even something more unusual such as an old-fashioned fire truck or a motorbike and side-car. Talk to the team for more information.

What information to I need to arrange funeral transport?

When you arrange the funeral you will need to consider the following:

  • How many funeral vehicles will be needed
  • Where the cortege will leave from
  • Will it take a special route
  • Where will you return to
  •  Will you require wheelchair access

Take a look at our range of vehicles below for some inspiration.

Compassionate and Professional

Your calls will be taken in person with complete confidentiality, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Over 30 Years’ Experience

We pride ourselves on the service we provide and take great care to meet your every need

Cremation

Simple Service, including local crematorium or cemetery, terms apply – £1995

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Has Someone Passed Away?

We understand at this difficult time you need someone to guide you through it all. We’re on hand to help after someone you love dies.

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Arranging a Funeral

We’ll talk you through the process and what’s involved, so that you can make the right decision both for you and your loved ones.

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Pre-Paid Funeral Plans

We’re here to help if you want to make sure your funeral is both planned and paid for in advance.

Funeral Cost Calculator

Try our funeral cost calculator to see how we can meet your needs

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A Few Kind Words...

“Would you please pass on our thanks to the young lady who conducted the burial of Joyce Ashby last week. She was so kind to Jean my very elderly cousin especially on the ride back in the Limo taking us through Richmond Park and chatting all the way. We then went on to have a family picnic in Jean’s garden in the sunshine a lovely way to remember Joyce and the perfect day for Jean. Very many thanks from all of us in North Wales.”

Sheila, Keith & Rhoada Ashby

“Thank you for the care and support you gave to us all at the funeral of Annette Streetley, we did appreciate you kindness as we first stepped through the door at your Claygate branch and the days following. I know Tony, Rachel & Andrew were extremely grateful”

David & Betty Wakeford

“Thank you so much for the care, support, compassion and understanding you showed with helping Chris and us to plan his funeral. You made a very difficult time for us more bearable for which we are very grateful. Thank you also for enabling all Chris’s plans to come to fruition. His ‘send-off’ was exactly what he wanted. Malcolm did a brilliant job too. Thank you, Jane, With love and sincere, thank you.”

Kathy, Samantha, Rosie and all the Sayer Family

“To all that it concerns, thank you seems hardly enough for making our Pops (William Hadaway) day very special with love and dignity from the beginning to the end you all made the day very special as well as his wishes you were there for all the family and made it a bit easier for us all to handle, couldn’t have wished for anything more. Many thanks again.”

Mark Hadaway & family

“Thank you very much indeed for all your professionalism, support and guidance throughout the whole process involved in caring for my mother.

From the moment we met the staff at Holmwood Nursing Home until my collection of thank you notelets for my father to use I felt that everything was conducted in a most efficient and sensitive manner. I know that Clive spent a good deal of time with you and I was so pleased that we were able to have such a beautiful service very soon after the passing of our dear mother and wife. With thanks once again”

Jane Reg & Clive

“The family would like to thank you and the whole team at Greenwood’s for your warm and professional service. We were delighted with your attention to detail and the relaxed but respectful manner of the Attendant and Bearers on the day itself. Many of our friends commented on the ‘dignity with lightness of touch’ and said it was one of the best-organised funerals they had attended. It was certainly a very different experience from my father’s funeral twelve years ago, and we shall recommend you wholeheartedly to others.”

Carole Day and Family

“Lynn, Bruce and I thank you so much for the wonderful understanding and help you have given us over the past days.It has been a difficult time but made so much easier by your guidance. With your kindness, we feel we managed to say our goodbyes to ‘Roger’, ‘Dad’ and ‘Grandy’ – showing our love and thanks to him for looking after us so perfectly over the years.”

Pat Clark

“We would like to thank you very much for looking after Mum and for all the arrangements you made for her funeral last Thursday. Your professionalism, help and ready advice together with your sensitivity at such a difficult time was much appreciated by us all. Our best regards.”

Nigel, Colin Ian & Coraine Ferguson

“I cannot believe that a month has passed since we first met, the day after Brian died. Within a short time of our encounter, I know that an occasion I had always dreaded would be transformed into a positive, memorable occasion – and so it was!

Your warm and practical attitude, as well as highly professional advice, immediately instils confidence. Every detail of the proceedings is meticulously explained and I felt completely relaxed. Thank you Jess for making everything work so well. You are a remarkable lady with a definite vocation and I wish you all the very best for the future. I felt I found a real, new friend, just when I needed it most.”

Irene

“Just a note to say a huge thank you to yourself and the wonderful team at Send Greenwoods, they took care of us all yesterday at Les Ingram’s funeral. I’ve really valued your help and support over the last few weeks and the wonderful men yesterday went beyond their ‘call of duty’. They were certainly there at our great time of need. Please pass on my thanks to everyone. I also enclose four more donations. Many thanks again.”

Judith Hookins

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