C S Bowyer Funeral Directors
Our founder, Herbert Bowyer
Herbert Sydney Bowyer can be traced back to 1881, and was a carpenter and builder for the first part of his working life. He loved playing the organ, and did so at a local church for many years, as well as playing billiards and bowls. He was a local councillor and a well-known, respected man in the community.
Over the years
As a carpenter and builder, Herbert was well equipped to make coffins, and did so with care and craftsmanship. He began this occupation at a local funeral directors called J F Goodall, before opening his own funeral home on Trowbridge Road, Bradford-on-Avon. The address changed a lot over the following years, with moves to Whiteheads Lane, Church Street and then finally, The Bull Pit, which is beautifully situated overlooking the Town Bridge and the river.
Growth and expansion
During the 80s, the business began to grow, which saw the opening of a brand new premises in Trowbridge, with a full mortuary, garage, arrangement room, reception area, chapel of rest and office. The company changed its name as the generations passed by; starting as H S Bowyer & Co, and changed to H S Bowyer & Son, and then to its current name, C S Bowyer. We are lucky enough to have Chris still in touch with us today.
Our funeral homes
Funeral Services with distinction
Many Dignity funeral directors have been part of the local community for generations and it is a privilege to serve those who live beside us. Our rich and lengthy heritage ensures we can deliver our service with local knowledge and unparalleled expertise.
Supporting you along the way
What to do when someone diesIt’s perfectly normal to be unsure of what you need to do following the death of a loved one. These step-by-step guides will carefully explain everything you need to when someone dies, helping you through each stage of the process.Find out more
Planning a funeralOur guides on planning a funeral will ensure your loved one's send off is a personal and unique celebration of their life. We will explain how our Funeral Directors will help you plan a funeral service and support you at every stage.Find out more
The day of the funeralThis guide will explain what happens at a funeral; including the funeral procession, funeral service, committal service and the wake. We will be here to help you through every step of the journey.Find out more