F.G.MARSHALL SUPPLIED THE VERY FIRST BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE TO WOKING CREMATORIUM IN 1938. SINCE THEN, HUNDREDS OF CREMATORIA, AT HOME AND OVER SEAS, HAVE ADOPTED OUR PIONEERING CONCEPT.
In 1899, our founder, Frederick George Marshall, was born into a family with a long history of stone masonry and letter-cutting. This connection with churches and memorials evidently had a powerful effect on the young Frederick. In 1933, after years of research and development, he introduced the 'Book of Remembrance' as a way for people to commemorate their loved ones in the crematoriums that were becoming more widespread in Britain.
The Second World War saw a huge increase in the demand for commemorative artwork and craftsmanship, and FG Marshall gained an international reputation for the quality of its work. More than 70 years later, we’ve remained true to our roots, with all our books and manuscripts created by hand, in-house, by our teams of specialist calligraphers, book-binders and artists.
We look forward to meeting Wendy Bell, F.G. Marshall's delegate to the CCANSW, at future conferences and events.
F.G. Marshall in the news:
A brush with real talent
An Epsom company is still creating works of art by hand, as it has for the past 80 years or more – and business is booming.An Epsom company is still creating works of art by hand, as it has for the past 80 years or more – and business is booming.