In 1832, Geoff Abbott’s grandfather, John Abbott, started out as a carpenter, joiner and builder in Luton. In 1870, he decided to operate as a funeral director alongside his other businesses and moved his office to Bedford Road, Kempston. He purchased a wooded area and made quality coffins, urns, handles and crosses. By the early 1920s, Geoff Abbott’s father, Lou Abbott, joined the business and the name changed to A L Abbott. By the early 1940s, Lou Abbott’s son Geoffrey had joined the business and the name changed again to A L & G Abbott. After Lou’s death in 1952, Geoffrey was the sole owner until his daughter Lynne Darlow joined him in the mid-1970s. Since then, the firm has grown into an experienced family-run business, with expertise that has been passed down generations.
Graham Northwood, Allan Pepper B.I.E., Tracy Williamson, Nigel Smith and Chris West (From left to right)
Graham has been with A L & G Abbott for over 38 years and has built up an extensive knowledge relating to all aspects of the profession.
Allan has been working with us for 30 years and is responsible for the care of your loved one while they rest at our premises.
Chris is a highly valued member of our team in the office as one of our funeral directors.
Nigel is another of our Funeral Directors and an invaluable member of our team, involved in all aspects of the business including arranging funerals and conducting them on the day.
Tracy is, almost certainly, the voice you will hear on the phone or the face to greet you in reception. If she can’t answer your question she knows a man who can.
Pippa, Peter, Lynne and Candy (From left to right)
Peter Wilkinson and his wife Lynne have been involved in the business on a daily basis from April 1998.
Peter worked with the Abbott family for many years before taking over the business in 2003. They have two daughters - Pippa joined the business in 2008 and Candy joined in 2012. They strive to provide a professional service with outstanding levels of care.
I am privileged to introduce this entirely free, confidential listening service to our families. Grief is so hard to deal with and it is sometimes very helpful to have someone listen, empathise and encourage you along the next stage of your journey. It is good to talk so I look forward to meeting you. Having conducted so many funerals over the past 17 years, I am available to assist you plan and personally conduct your loved one's funeral also if you wish.If you would like my help please call me on 07958 662 637 or email email@example.com to book an appointment.
We serve Kempston and the surrounding areas. If you need any advice then please do get in touch and we will be happy to help you.