Albert E. Hicks was founded in 1923 by the late Mr Albert E. Hicks at 32 Commercial Road, Newport. Horse drawn vehicles were used until 1932 when the team of Belgian Blacks were replaced by a motor hearse and limousine cars.
Mr Hicks elder son Mr Walter J. Hicks, joined the company in 1935, and helped his father build the business throughout the war years. Mr Walter Hicks passed away in 1986. During this time the services of the company were used by the American Military Forces stationed in South Wales and the West of England.
In 1947 the company acquired more convenient premises at Grafton House, 1 Grafton Road, and provided a Private Chapel. These premises were first used for funeral services on the 9th February 1949. In the evening Mr Albert E. Hicks (the founder) died suddenly having just begun what was to be a new era for the company’s history.
Then, in 1951 Mr Geoffrey A. Hicks joined his brother as a director. Such was the demand for their services, that the premises had to be enlarged.
Mr Geoffrey Hicks’ son Mr David Hicks, joined his father in the company in 1992. After Mr Geoffrey Hicks death in 2013, Mr David Hicks took control of the company.
With our extensive local knowledge and expertise, the team here at Albert. E Hicks Limited Funeral Directors offer a comprehensive range of funeral packages, bespoke services, and pre-paid funeral plans.
As independent funeral directors, we are able to offer a personal service and are not bound by the various restrictions imposed by national funeral service providers.
We are proud members of the NAFD (National Association of Funeral Directors) and SAIF (Society of Allied Independent Funeral Directors).
Our funeral services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All staff are highly trained and fully qualified, while remaining approachable, supportive and understanding.
To contact us, simply telephone 01633 259225 or fill in our contact enquiry form and we will reply to you as soon as possible. We also welcome you to visit us at our premises here in Newport for a chat about starting the process of funeral planning.
At Albert. E Hicks Limited Funeral Directors we believe everyone should get the send-off they deserve. Therefore, we offer pre-paid Funeral Plans that allow you to spread the cost of your funeral over an extended period of time.
Our plans are provided by Golden Charter, ensuring total peace of mind that your money will be held safe in trust until needed. Our pre-paid plans offer the security of a large institution, with our own personal touch. We are happy to discuss your wishes and possibilities in a practical and honest way during our one-hour, no obligation consultations.