Head & Wheble

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Head & Wheble, Dorset, funeral director in Dorset
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Family-run, independent funeral directors in Bournemouth, Dorset, offering personal, thoughtful funeral arrangements to the local community


1a Oxford Rd

About Us

Head & Wheble Independent Funeral Directors in Bournemouth have been serving Dorset families with personal funeral arrangements for over 90 years. Founded by George Head in 1926, the local funeral directors is now run by his grandson, Simon, with the fourth generation of the Head family, James and Robert, also now a part of the business.

Simon and his compassionate team are ready to help you in every aspect of organising the perfect funeral for your loved one. Whether they wanted a traditional religious funeral, service or a non-religious celebration of life, Head & Wheble are able to cater to any faith or denomination.

You can choose from a wide variety of coffins and caskets, including traditional hardwoods and eco-friendly materials such as wicker, bamboo or cardboard. There is a fleet of modern Mercedes funeral transport and unique options, such as horse-drawn hearses, are available by request.

Head & Wheble are also monumental stonemasons and can create stone memorials for your loved one as well as offering memorial maintenance services.

The Head & Wheble funeral home has three comfortable chapels of rest where you can spend time with your loved one in peace. You can go to the office to arrange your loved one's funeral or, if you prefer, request a home visit. The funeral home in Bournemouth is open 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday. Head & Wheble are available via telephone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Get in touch with Head & Wheble Independent Funeral Directors today to begin discussing the perfect send off for your loved one.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you arrange a funeral?

You can arrange a funeral by choosing a funeral director who will help you organise all of the details. They can help you decide whether to have a cremation or burial and what type of service to choose, as well as additional options, such as music and flowers. You can find out what happens at a funeral and compare funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

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What are disbursements?

Disbursements are additional costs for a funeral service that are paid to third-parties, such as florists, celebrants and burial fees. The funeral director will usually charge you for them and then pay the suppliers themselves.

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How can I get help with funeral costs?

If the cost of a funeral is not covered by a prepaid funeral plan, or the estate of the person who has died, you may be able to get financial help from the government’s Bereavement Support Payment or from War Disablement Pensions, charitable funds or budgeting loans.

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1a Oxford Rd

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