Our business has grown over the years. Nigel’s son Josh has now joined us to learn the trade and take over the business when Nigel retires.
Nigel’s father was born & bred in Ross where he lived until he moved to Whitchurch over 70 years ago. Nigel did live in Ross while he was training to become a stonemason with a local mason in Ross, 43 years ago. Monmouth Memorials was set up in 1988.
When the former ambulance station in Edde Cross St became available, we decided that the property would be the ideal venue for our workshop to re-establish the Cave connection in Ross-on-Wye.
Although we are still trading under Monmouth Memorials Ltd, a new brand has been established to express the inclusion of Josh.
Our new showroom has several different designs of memorial and types of granite and stone on display, it provides a safe, comfortable and conveniently located space for families to decide which memorial they would like with the inscription in the font of their choice.
Nigel can advise on the requirements of the council and diocese regulations. He has been a BRAMM registered mason for several years, which ensures that all memorials are fixed according to the BS8415 safety standard.
Josh is currently training to become a fully registered mason.
The new workshop enables us to work on the memorials in Ross on Wye, without the need to them to be transported to a different site, thus reducing our carbon footprint.
Customers may also view the ‘drawn on’ inscription for matched and new hand carved inscriptions and an inscription proof is produced to show how the inscription will appear to ensure the customers are happy with the layout and ensure that spellings and dates are correct.
We are also now able to offer a gazebo hire service for graveside interments so that you can honour your loved ones, whatever the weather decides to do on the day.