Transporting a coffin to a funeral can be done in more ways than most people may realise, and can be one of the easiest things to make individual and memorable if you choose. Most people settle for the hearse supplied by their funeral director, but there are a multitude of companies throughout the UK offering a wide choice of specialist vehicles for this purpose. VW’s, 4×4’s, motorbikes, – check out the links for some very different hearse’s. Alternatively just do it yourself – there is no law saying you must use a professional hearse company, many people have used their own car, a friends van, bus, lorry or even tractor and trailer. There are even a couple of burial grounds around the country next to a canal and even a light railway, so a boat or train is not out of the question either.
Supplying horse drawn vehicles for over 25 years, this family owned business can supply either a white or black horse drawn hearse, based on the original Marsden Hearses from the 1800’s. Based in Essex, using their purpose built truck, they are available to travel throughout the UK.
Volkswagen Funerals are able to offer a show winning and unique Volkswagen (camper style) coach built hearse, the only one of it’s kind offered for hire. The hearse has been sympathetically restored and painted white to match the rest of the fleet of stretched VW Beetle limousines and Volkswagen busses (campers). The Volkswagen hearse and limousines provide families with a choice of distinctive funeral vehicles to reflect the personality of their loved one. The friendly nature and look of the Volkswagen may help mourners at the very sad event of a funeral.
Committed to providing a professional service, Trike Funerals UK offer a motorcycle trike and hearse funeral service to families and funeral directors throughout the UK.
An independent family business, Green’s is based within the south London area, and operate an extensive and very diverse range of funeral and wedding vehicles to anywhere in the UK. Be it a black mercedes or bright pink daimler, they have a wide variety of hearses to choose from.
Vintage Lorry Funerals offers a highly dignified final journey for your loved one but at the same time brings some colour to a dark day”. The lorry is a 1950’s Leyland Beaver and due to size, allows enough room for a whole themed display to be built on the back if required.
Motorcycle Funerals is a unique hire company that provided Britain’s first ever motorcycle hearse service across the whole of the UK. Be it a Triumph, Suzuki or Harley, motorcycle funerals offers a professional service, with a choice of bikes with purpose built enclosed side car hearses.
Alpha 4×4 Funerals is a bespoke service offering what is the first Land Rover Hearse and Limousine Service in the UK. Owned by Land Rover enthusiast Jacqui Dewar, who is also a qualified Funeral Director, the company supplies a Land Rover Defender Hearse with an optional matching Land Rover Defender which will seat up to 8 passengers. Other Land rovers are available including a 1958 series 1. The Hearse can be booked either directly or through your chosen Funeral Director. The service is available anywhere in Europe.
The Alternative Hearse for Biker Funerals, (or anyone else for that matter), Black Hawk offer a bespoke service involving their Harley Davidson trike. The service is UK wide.
Unfortunately not available for carrying the actual coffin any more, family and/or friends who want an accompanying limo in an “Adams Family” gothic style, that stands out from the crowd, can’t get much closer than this 1972, 7.7litre V8 Cadillac Deville. Commissioned by an American rock band to promote a tour, this “beast” now resides in the UK and is available for limo work throughout the country.