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Providing New Memorials, Cleaning, Restoration, Re-fixing and Straightening for all styles of Headstones, Memorials and Gravestones in Darlington and the Surrounding Areas.

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Lawn Memorials & Headstones

Lawn memorials are most widely known as standard headstones, this is because they have been the most chosen style of headstone for many years. They have become known as lawn memorials because of their placement within sections of Cemeteries and Churchyards known as lawn sections. A lawn memorial or headstone comprises of a headpiece and base, both of which are fully customisable within the Cemetery or Churchyards rules and regulations.

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Lawn style headstone.
Churchyard style headstone.

Churchyard Memorials & Headstones

Churchyard Memorials are defined so by the material they are made from. Many Churchyards require headstones to have a natural finish, this can be achieved with granite if the surface is left in a honed state (not polished) however, it is more common to see the use of traditional materials such as York stone, Portland stone and slate. Other than the requirements of material finish, the design of the headstone can be done so in the same way a lawn memorial would be in most cases.

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Children's Memorials & Headstones

Watson Memorials have a range of children's style headstones that showcases the near endless design opportunities. All consultations with Watson Memorials are completely complimentary giving you as much time as you need to create the perfect lasting memorial.

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Children's style memorial.

Kerb Memorials & Grave Surrounds

Kerb memorial and grave surround.

Kerb memorials and grave surrounds have been used for many years to personalise grave spaces. They come in a variety of styles and configurations, Watson Memorials will take the time to understand your requirements and design the perfect personalised grave space for your family, friend or love one.

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Vase memorial.

Vase Memorials

Vase Memorials can be used individually, as well as in conjunction with a headstone or kerb memorial. There are many different sizes and styles however custom vases can be designed and crafted to suit your requirements.

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Tablet Memorials

Tablet memorials and wedges can be used individually or in conjunction with a headstone or kerb memorial. You have options for flat, sloping and desk styles as well as many of the finishes and design opportunities found with all other memorials.

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Tablet memorial.
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Re-Fixing & Straightening

From time to time memorials of all sizes can have the need to be straightened. This is usually due to soil settlement and requires very little adjustment. There are of course times when older fixing methods have become loose and the memorial needs further work. Watson Memorials can take care of all the re-fixing on site and update all the fixing methods as required.

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Re-Painting & Re-Gilding

Due to memorials being exposed to all weather conditions, as well as in some cases collecting sap from trees and sediment in rain, there is often a time when the engraved lettering on the memorial, if painted or gilded, can become discoloured or even begin to chip away. Watson Memorials can certainly rejuvenate the lettering back to its original state.

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Cleaning & Restoration

As Memorials age, they can become discoloured and weathered. This has varying degrees of severity and is mainly effected by the material used to make the Headstone, Memorial or Gravestone. Watson Memorials provides a thorough and professional Cleaning and Restoration Service.

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