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Newick, R A Brooks & Son, East Sussex

The Brooks family business has been established in Newick since the late 1880s when J. A. Brooks and his sons began their building and undertaking firm. The business was run as a family concern. Tragedy struck the family during World War One when two sons were killed and one was left injured. The war took its toll on the family, as it did with so many at that time, and when J. A. Brooks died in 1927, his surviving son Fred continued the business.

In 1946 Fred's son Roy joined his father in the running of the business until Fred's death nineteen years later. After this the building side of the business was disbanded and Roy concentrated solely on funeral directing.

Andrew, Roy's son, joined the firm in the late 1970s. Together they continued to build on the foundations of the family firm, extending their services to cover the Mid Sussex area in the early 1980's with new premises in Haywards Heath. Andrew's wife, Julie joined the business in the late 1980's. Over 100 years after the firm's foundation, R. A. Brooks & Son is still a family run business.

Sadly, Roy passed away on the 17th June 2013 at the age of 81, he served his community for over 60 years. He will be sorely missed by us all. We will continue running the business as he would have wanted taking it through the next generation of our family.

We wish to maintain our caring, personal and friendly approach. We pride ourselves on retaining our traditional values combined with a high quality of service. Andrew, Julie and the staff are here to help and guide you through all the arrangements and to make a difficult time easier to cope with.

Contact Andrew Brooks

Telephone 01825 722895

Correspondence address Ravenoak, Allington Road, Newick, East Sussex, BN8 4NB

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