A look back on 2020: a year like no other (part two)

Freeman Brothers has been an independent, family-run funeral director since 1855 and, as a consequence, has been helping families in West Sussex through many of the hardest experiences in our country’s history- including two world wars and the pandemics of 1918-19, late 1950s and late 1960s. Last week, Abi Pattenden, the company’s Manager, shared details […]

January: the month of resolution and revelation

Freeman Brothers Funeral Directors was first established in Horsham, West Sussex, in 1855. Maintaining a base at the original headquarters on North Parade, the company now also has offices across the county in Billingshurst, Crawley and Hurstpierpoint. Today, Jennifer Bolt of the Crawley office blogs on the origins of the occasion Epiphany, marked on 6th […]

A look back on 2020: a year like no other (part one)

Freeman Brothers has been an independent, family-run funeral director since 1855 and, as a consequence, has been helping families in West Sussex through many of the hardest experiences in our country’s history- including two world wars and the pandemics of 1918-19, late 1950s and late 1960s. However, no-one working at the company’s four branches in […]

Seasonal opening times 2020

Established in 1855 in Horsham, West Sussex, Freeman Brothers Funeral Directors now has offices across the county – in Billingshurst, Crawley and Hurstpierpoint – in addition to continuing to operate from the company’s original base.  As 2020 draws to a close, the team will be taking a brief break from office and funeral service duties.  […]

Memories of 2020

As 2020 draws steadily to a close, many of us, including the team at Freeman Brothers Funeral Directors, are in a reflective mood.  Located across West Sussex – in Billingshurst, Crawley, Horsham and Hurstpierpoint – the company serves a variety of communities.  Whether we are contemplating our personal lives or our professional ones, we are […]

Behind the scenes – filming our Online Remembrance Service

Last week, Freeman Brothers Funeral Directors achieved a significant first.  The company was first established in 1855 in Horsham, West Sussex.  Colleagues from the organisation’s four branches – also in Billingshurst, Crawley and Hurstpierpoint – recently collaborated to produce their first ever online event, a Remembrance Service, which was broadcast via YouTube.  Here, Community Co-Ordinator, […]

National Grief Awareness Week 2020

Freeman Brothers Funeral Directors was first established in Horsham, West Sussex in 1855.  Today, the company is in the hands of the fifth generation of the Freeman family to operate the business, and has further offices in Billingshurst, Crawley and Hurstpierpoint.  With 2020 having been a year like no other, the organisation has, like many […]

Developing our Online Remembrance Service

Freeman Brothers Funeral Directors was first established in Horsham, West Sussex, in 1855.  The company continues to operate via the original premises on North Parade, as well as now having further offices in Billingshurst, Crawley and Hurstpierpoint.  As with many other businesses, Freeman Brothers has seen a variety of world events which have impacted trade, […]

Funerals in popular culture – the good and bad in ‘This Is Us’

Freeman Brothers Funeral Directors was first established in Horsham, West Sussex in 1855.  The company now has a further three offices across the county – in Billingshurst, Crawley and Hurstpierpoint – and continues to serve all communities with a wealth of knowledge and experience.  Occasionally, personal lives and professional lives cross over, as Community Co-Ordinator […]

Armistice Day at a distance

Freeman Brothers Funeral Directors was first established in Horsham, West Sussex in 1855. The company now has three further offices – in Billingshurst, Crawley and Hurstpierpoint – across the county, and continues to serve these communities with dedication and dignity. The business has operated through every Armistice Day since the event’s genesis in 1919, and […]