Town’s oldest funeral directors celebrate 175 years

Haine and Son celebrated 175 years with a special open day on Saturday, October 19 2013.
Haine and Son celebrated 175 years with a special open day on Saturday, October 19 2013.

Eastbourne funeral directors Haine and Son celebrated 175 years in the business with a special open day last Saturday.

Visitors were given a guided tour of the 19th century premises on South Street and were able to ask a group of experts for advice and guidance on pre-need funerals and monumental masonry. Rides were also available on a special horse-drawn carriage, with the funeral directors in proper dress to help deliver the full experience.

Haine and Son is Eastbourne’s oldest funeral directors having been founded more than 170 years ago and also has offices based in Hailsham and Polegate. It is part of CPJ Field and Co company, which has 30 branches across the south east.