Cherrett Memorials – lasting the test of time
Quality memorials to the deceased should last for generations, legible and intact as a mark of respect to those who have passed. Cherrett Memorials has been hand crafting just such monuments since 1879, standing the same exacting test of time as its products.
The present stonemason is Mike Balch, the fourth generation of his family to have undertaken the meticulous work. Carving in granite, stone, marble or slate, Mike provides bespoke memorials which capture the sentiments that the bereaved families wish.
The memorials can be traditional or contemporary, shaped as simple tablets or hewed into crosses, books and other forms. The wording can be in the font of choice and gilded, silvered or blacked. Monuments can carry images such as flowers or birds, or perhaps something entirely individual.
Mike takes care to give his customers time to reflect before he lifts a chisel to the block.
“As long as it is within the regulations of wherever it will be placed, it is entirely the customer’s choice,” says Mike, “But I always advise people to take time to think and not just rush in with their first idea. They need to be sure it is right. I want them to be 100% happy with the result.”
The company also carries out repairs, restoration and additional inscriptions to existing memorials. StoneGuard insurance is available on all its work.