George Hill Funeral Directors is a family run independent business based in Hazel Grove that serves the community with all manner of Funeral Arrangements. We offer a 24 hour service to ensure that we are available in your time of need.
A Brief History
George Hill Funeral Directors has serviced the community of Hazel Grove for many years. George Hill originally began work as an apprentice joiner at Oldham & Hallworth Builders & Funeral Directors on Commercial Road, Hazel Grove. At this time the business was predominantly builders arranging approximately 12 funerals a year.
George Hill worked at Oldham & Hallworth alongside John Bowden who came from a family of Iron Mongers based on London Road. George Hill & John Bowden eventually took over the business and when the funeral side of the business grew the company stopped working as Builders and Bowden Hill Funeral Directors Ltd was formed.
When John decided to retire in the 1960’s George carried on the business under the new and current name of George Hill Funeral Directors. George ran the business in the following years until in the late 1970’s when he took Keith Beard under his wing and they worked together until George retired in 1980.
Keith Beard continued to run the business independently providing the best possible service for the community with vehicles and support provided by Jonathan Alcock & Sons Ltd. of Cheadle.
When Keith Beard retired in 2006, Jonathan Alcock & Sons Ltd took over the running of George Hill Funeral Directors. Craig Turner, who had been working at Jonathan Alcock & Sons and with Keith since 1998, moved over from Cheadle and now manages the business with the support and facilities of Jonathan Alcock & Sons.