In 1701 Mark Myers of Wheldrake, York was the local carpenter and wheelwright, Mark decided to use his skills as a carpenter to start making coffins for the local community of Wheldrake. As time went on the role of the coffin maker soon became that of a undertaker/funeral director. Every generation of the Myers family since have entered into the funeral industry and all worked as funeral directors serving the local community. It was Ian Myers during the 1960s who expanded the family tradition to include serving the entire York community as well as the village of Wheldrake where the firm was founded.
In May 1999 James joined the family firm as a gravedigger, coffin maker and funeral directors assistant and was taught the trade his family knew so well. In February 2005 Ian Myers sadly passed away while overseeing a funeral at St Giles Church in Copmanthorpe which left James the task of taking over the family firm at the age of 20. The Funeral Directors at that time was very small operating from Ian's spare bedroom. later in 2005 after Ian's death James opened up a small office on Main Street in Wheldrake, York where the Funeral Directors is still based today. In 2007 with the guidance of the late Joe Smith of J W Smith Memorials also based in Wheldrake James was shown the memorial industry and with the help of Mr Smith he became a memorial consultant as well as a funeral director.
In 2010 Mr Smith decided it was time for some well earned rest and asked James if he would be interested in purchasing the equipment and stock from J W Smith Memorials so he may carry on the firm under his own name. James and his wife Nicola decided to purchase the equipment along with the stock and opened J W Myers Monumental Masons.
Today J W Myers Monumental Masons are one of the UK's leading family owned and run Monumental Masons offering a large range of memorials and products. Sadly Mr Joe Smith passed away in February 2011 so never got the opportunity to see the firms success under the Myers name.
We have branches in:
York - Millfield Industrial Estate, York YO19 6NA
Goole - 29 Pasture Road, Goole, DN14 6BP
Scarborough - 123 Falsgrave Road, Scarborough, YO12 5EG
If you have any questions or require any information please feel free to contact us, please browse our Facebook page via the link on our home page to see the work we have done in the past and the restoration work we undertake. Please browse our website and comprehensive online brochure, Just click "Memorial Collection" in the top bar.
Our team are here to help you choose the memorial best suited to you. We can help you and offer professional guidance step by step through the process. We deal with all paperwork and applications to erect a memorial by applying to churchyards, cemeteries, city councils or local councils to get the required permission while sticking to the rules and regulations required.
We are members of NAMM The National Association Of Memorial Masons and guarantee to work to the code of business and code of ethics set out by NAMM
"Bespoke memorials to remember those you love"