Bastock & Bruce Ltd. A collaboration between two of the most experienced funeral directing families in the area..
Directors Bruce Bragg and David Bastock are 5th and 7th generation funeral directors with a wide experience of bespoke service and many years of arranging and carrying out funerals. Working on long established family businesses brings the benefit of crafting each funeral to be tailored to the individual and family and seeing through all sorts of wishes.
We believe in respect, dignity and excellent levels of bereavement care. our funeral home in Knowle is the result of a massive refurbishment, offering an environment to meet to discuss arrangements and for you to grieve with our sympathetic and helpful staff.
A fifth generation funeral director, I have worked as a funeral director for over 35 years at my family’s company in Shirley prior to its sale to a national group and the retirement of its directors. I am delighted to be back as the only member of Shirley’s original independent family funeral directors in the profession i love, together with the Bastock family.
It is my privilege to support local families and the wider community with my wealth of experience.
I joined the family business at 18 and in doing so became the seventh generation of my family firm. Working my way up through the various roles in our industry to become managing director of our family firm gives me a great sense of pride. The opportunity to work with Bruce and bring a personal service to an independent company in Knowle seemed a perfect fit. The wealth of local knowledge and generations of experience we both have ensure the excellence of our bereavement care.