How times have changed – Alternative Land Rover Funeral Hearse Transport

The face of funeral transportation over the years has without doubt changed in many ways. Originally a funeral hearse would have consisted of a Bier, a simple cart which would have been pushed by hand. This was followed by the the grandeur of the Victorian horse drawn hearse complete with black plumes and then we moved onto the classic Rolls Royce and limousine hearses which we nowadays associate with traditional British funerals.

Funeral Hearses through the ages, from the traditional to the unusual!

  • From 1650 the hand pulled cart
  • Mid nineteenth century the horse drawn hearse was developed
  • 1906 the motor hearse first made its appearance on the London streets
  • 1940 the horse drawn hearse finally disappeared
  • 1920 to 1940 Daimler, Austin and Rolls Royce funeral hearse emerge
  • 1950 the horse drawn hearse returned and was well received within the east end of London
  • From 1970 Volvos, Jaguars and Mercedes appeared
  • 2018 alternative and unusual funeral transport emerges, with vehicles such as the 4x4 Land Rover Defender Hearse becoming a popular choice
4x4 hearse
4x4 hearse

The New and Alternative Funeral Hearses

More recently, funerals that were associated with mourning and grief, for some people have become transformed into life celebrations, focusing on joy and gratitude for the life of the deceased. In our modern culture this has been seen to reflect within funeral services and funeral transport requirements across Essex have also seen a change. Families who are looking to make a statement that says something personal about their loved one and the life they led, seek an alternative choice of 4x4 funeral hearse transport.

Which is why Land Rover Funerals for Essex are pleased to be able to offer their unique, alternative and extremely dignified Land Rover hearse and support vehicle to any family who are 4x4 Land Rover enthusiasts as well as families who are perhaps looking for something a little different.

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The staff at Land Rover funerals were so polite and courteous on the day of the funeral. I can’t thank you enough, such a professional service.
Sarah Phillips
May 27, 2018
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