Useful Tips & Guides

Here are a list of useful tips and guides for Memorials, Funerals, Poems and Quotes and more.

Best time to renovate a Headstone

Over time, memorials can be severely affected by different external factors, such as the weather. Natural Stones, especially those that are more porous, can become marked, weathered, and dirty. Inscriptions are also exposed to these conditions causing them to fade, and will require re-gilding, repainting, or re-cutting. That’s why at Buckley Memorials, we offer the […]

Writing and Responding to Condolence Messages

It can be difficult to send a condolence message, especially when dealing with such a delicate matter like bereavement. Finding the right words to convey your emotions can be a daunting task. That’s why we have created a comprehensive guide to help you navigate through writing and responding to condolence messages, addressing any uncertainties you […]

Headstones for Children and Babies

Losing a loved one at a young age is a heartbreaking experience that can be overwhelming. It may seem impossible to think about creating a lasting memorial for a baby. At Buckley Memorials, we are here to help you navigate through this difficult time. Our team is experienced and compassionate, ready to assist you in […]

Grave Surround Ideas

We have a long-standing tradition of decorating graves. This practice serves multiple purposes, such as personalising the grave for identification purposes through engravings and portraits. It also brings comfort to those who visit and mourn their loved ones. When someone passes away, it can be challenging to know how to navigate the grieving process and […]

Modern Gravestones and Headstones

Throughout history, headstones tended to have a similar appearance, with most being basic rectangles or having rounded tops. In the UK, Latin or Celtic crosses were commonly used for headstones. Churches often preferred a consistent look in their graveyards. But nowadays, we are witnessing a rise in more distinctive headstone designs in cemeteries, especially with […]

How much is a headstone

Losing a loved one can be overwhelming, especially when faced with the financial aspects of saying goodbye. From funeral expenses to legal matters, there are many things to think about during this difficult time. At Buckley Memorials, we aim to simplify the process for you. As stone masons established over 300 years ago, we know […]

Explaining death and dying to children

Kids and teens really appreciate it when adults are truthful, especially when discussing topics like death and grief. If we’re not honest with them, their imaginations might come up with scarier ideas to fill in the blanks. Providing a basic biological explanation of death can be beneficial: the heart ceases to beat, the lungs fail […]

Husband and Wife Headstone Inscriptions

It is only natural for individuals who have shared their lives together to desire to spend eternity together as well. Companion headstones, also known as double headstones, are the ideal choice for commemorating two lives that were deeply intertwined. Not only does laying couples to rest together bring comfort to their friends and family, but […]

Popular poems and quotes for funerals

Funeral poems and quotes have the power to deeply touch our hearts when we read or listen to them. They provide a way for us to express our emotions and find solace in connecting with others. Although funeral poems often have a somber tone, there is also a place for uplifting poems. In this blog, […]

Common Headstone Shapes

Just take a stroll by a cemetery or explore our collections of headstones online, and you’ll immediately see the vast array of headstone shapes out there. With such a diverse selection of memorial headstones to choose from, it can add an extra layer of difficulty to an already tough decision. Keep reading to discover the […]