Ideas to remember your loved ones add that extra touch to the funeral

Houghtons appreciate that every family have different wishes for the funeral of their loved one and on the way they remember them. We can arrange funerals to suit all wishes, Woodland Burials,Horse Drawn Carriages or any other requests, ask and we will try our best.

We also offer a number of ways to remember your loved ones, Ashes Into Glass and fingerprints in silver keepsakes to keep forever.Our team can talk you through the options.

Marsden Carriages

We provide Horse Drawn Carriages, catering for many types of special occasion such as weddings, funerals, proms, birthday parties, anniversaries, trips to the theatre or as a special treat for your loved ones.

We are based the North West of England. We cover the whole of the UK. We have purpose built horse boxes for transport so please get in touch if you would like Horse Drawn Carriages for your event. We have a range of flumes, drapes and decorative customisations which allow the carriage to match the theme of your event. Our horses and carriage drivers are experienced and well trained together, events and processions in congested urban areas are not a problem and we can cover up to five miles per day.

We have several types of carriages and many different horses available to hire. and can also offer specialist services such as our purpose built horse boxes, carrying up to four horses at a time, from long distance to local shows and hire for film work. We meet all current legislation concerning the safe transport of horses and have full public liability insurance held with 'Carriage House Insurance Services'.

Ashes into Glass

Ashes into Glass is fine jewellery, hand-made in our specialist workshops at Barleylands Craft Village, Billericay for our clients in the UK and around the world.


Your Ashes into Glass jewellery will remind you that your loved one is with you. In a fleeting thought or a fond memory, a favourite song on the radio or a conversation with a friend. By wearing it or just holding it in your hand, you will connect with your loved one and share these special moments together.

Fingerprints,Handprints,Footprints and Signatures captured in solid hallmarked sterling silver or gold.

Choose the shape of your keepsake, choose your inscription confirm your requirements with us, we will take the fingerprint, footprint or hand print and place your order for you.