Here at Sarsfield Memorials Liverpool, we’ve been working really hard behind the scenes for months now and at last, we’re delighted to announce that after years of faithful service, our old website is retiring and we’ve introduced a fresh new site. Whether you’re familiar with our work or have just come across us, welcome, and thank you for taking the time to look at our website.
So what’s new? As well as refreshing and updating the content, one new feature is this, our regular blog, in which we hope to share updates and interesting stories with you. As always, we welcome your feedback and thoughts.
Pulling together the content for this website has involved me looking back at the early days of Sarsfield Memorials. With a history going back almost seventy years, we’re proud of our local knowledge and reputation, but we didn’t quite expect it to have stretched across the Atlantic and beyond! To our surprise, we’ve had several enquiries recently from as far afield as Australia and America, from people doing genealogy research into their family trees and ancestry. As our customers know, our hours are flexible, so we’ve been conducting transatlantic phone calls late in the evening, revealing interesting snapshots of history.
We’re always happy to help with such requests in any way we can, but it’s especially pleasing when it results in new commissions for our work. One satisfied customer arrived from America only last week to see a memorial from the 1950s which we’d refurbished. It was quite fascinating to discover that the original memorial was supplied by this gentleman’s relative, a William Henry Patrick Wilcoxson, one of the many talented stonemasons who worked on Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral.
Of course, Liverpool Cathedral is the UK’s largest cathedral and the fifth largest in the world. Designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott at the tender age of 22, it took 74 long years, during which time there were two World Wars and five English monarchs, to construct this wonderful building, from the laying of its foundation stone by King Edward VII in 1904 to its completion and dedication in 1978, attended by Queen Elizabeth II.
All this history really brought home to me the importance of our own work in supplying lasting memorials. Our families all live the most amazing lives in their own way and some are privileged to be involved in huge and lasting undertakings like this staggering cathedral, which continues to touch the lives of millions. People are genuinely interested in their ancestors and some even travel thousands of miles to seek out their legacies.
As a family-run business with a legacy of our own that we’re immensely proud of, we truly understand the importance of your family and the impact it has when you lose a loved one. From an enquiry from our American friend to the loving hand-preparation of a memorial, we’re honoured to be entrusted with providing the physical presence that preserves your family history and memories of your loved one, for now and for future generations.