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We are proud to say that our company has been serving our local communities for over 142 years and is still owned by the founders Great Grandson Gary Smith & his family, maintaining the personal and traditional service for which we have long been known.

If you would like to find out more about our family business or you need some advice about planning a funeral, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Gary Smith Director
Gary Smith
Director
Kelli
Kelli Golding Dip FAA
General Manager &
Funeral Arranger
Dougie Funeral Director
Dougie
Funeral Director
Donna
Donna Dip FAA
Funeral Arranger
(Rosehill Office)
Terri Funeral Arranger Dipp FD (Streatham Office)
Terri Dip FD
Funeral Arranger
(Streatham Office)
Maggie Funeral Arranger (Carshalton Office)
Maggs
Funeral Arranger
(Carshalton Office)
Kerry Funeral Arranger (Carshalton Office)
Kerry
Funeral Arranger
(Carshalton Office)
Marina Funeral Arranger (Stoneleigh Office)
Marina
Funeral Arranger
(Stoneleigh Office)
Kelly <br/>Funeral Arranger<br/>(Stoneleigh Office)
Kelly
Funeral Arranger
(Stoneleigh Office)
Lee Funeral Operative (On Call Team)
Lee
Funeral Operative
(On Call Team)
ChrisFuneral Operative (On Call Team)
Chris
Funeral Operative
(On Call Team)
ReeceFuneral Operative (On Call Team)
Reece
Funeral Operative
(On Call Team)
Dan (On Call Team)
Dan
(On Call Team)
Yogi
Yogi

Yogi is our specialist Comfort & Support Worker he works Wednesdays & Thursdays. Once they meet Yogi our families always find a place in their heart for him.

The History of Alfred Smith Funeral Director & Monumental Mason Carshalton

Founded in 1881 by Alfred Crawford Smith

Our company was founded in 1881 by Alfred Crawford Smith, a hatbox maker of Southwark, who, after losing one of his children, decided that he could better the services of other local undertakers.

He was as good as his word, for by the time of his death in 1933 at the age of seventy five, his company was certainly the most renowned funeral directors in South London and was especially noted for its Dutch bred, Friesian horses, which were completely black.

When all funerals were horse drawn, an average of forty stallions and geldings were stabled at the firm’s yard in Newington Crescent, Kennington and from our offices, we conducted funerals at cemeteries and crematoria in all parts of London.

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Alfred and Caroline

During their long married life, Alfred and Caroline had twenty two children. However of his six sons, only two survived him in the business, Alfred and Henry. Under their control, the company further became a landmark in the Southwark area at Southwark Bridge Road; in Lambeth at Lambeth Walk and in Carshalton at Wrythe Lane.

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Alfred, Henry and George

Alfred and Henry were in turn followed by their sons Alfred, Henry and George. Alfred worked from our premises in Southwark Bridge Road, whilst Henry and George worked from Lambeth Walk. After the Second World War, Henry and his younger brother, George developed the memorial side of the business, in the mews behind the Lambeth Walk premises.

This heralded a period of change and they were one of the first monumental masons in London to begin importing marble from Italy again, and witnessed the transition from horses to motors.

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Harry and Tony

In 1934, when the St Helier estate was first built, the company took premises at 101, Wrythe Lane, moving to our present location at 304, Wrythe Lane in 1939. The business at Carshalton was initially run by Harry, the son of Alfred Junior. He was succeeded by his son Tony until his retirement in 1996. We took over our Streatham Vale office in 1978 and opened the Carshalton office in 1993 and our Stoneleigh Branch in 2013. We now operate from Carshalton, Stoneleigh, & Streatham Vale with our Head Office in Rosehill Carshalton, near St Helier Hospital.

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