Who are F.A. Albins & Sons?

F.A. Albin & Sons have been Funeral Directors for over 200 years, remaining a family business throughout and providing a level of service and personal care, respect and dignity only to be expected from a company with such a proud record.

Albins’ head office is situated in Bermondsey/Rotherhithe, London SE16. With branches in Deptford, Mottingham, Barking, Sidcup, Welling and Walworth we are able to serve families on a much wider scale. We have, on occasions, completed funerals in Scotland, Wales, Ireland and even overseas.

Throughout our time serving the community we have always tried to uphold the traditions of those that have passed before us, but have never been slow to recognise the need for change and act upon it.

Albin's History

We can trace the Albin history back over two hundred years, when the family were wardens of a local cemetery. In these very early days bodies were moved by hand carts.

Albins opened their first funeral parlour in Snowsfield, Bermondsey in close proximity to the new St. Thomas’ Hospital. The horses were stabled in Fendal Street, Bermondsey and new shop premises were opened at 62 Jamaica Road, Bermondsey (where Barry grew up).

By the early 1950’s, the company had acquired a fleet of motorised funeral vehicles. The first vehicles were bull-nosed Daimlers and Rolls Royce Hearses and limousines. One of our original hearses is still used to this day.

In 1974 the company moved to its current premises in Culling Road, SE16 under the stewardship of Fred Albin. Barry and his young family lived above the premises.

Barry took the business over from Fred Albin in 1986 and today we have a network of branches covering South East London and Kent and operate a fleet of the most up to date Daimler vehicles.

Our staff

Barry Albin-Dyer

Rest in Peace

2nd February 1951 - 6th June 2015

Simon Dyer

Director

Started 1994

Jon Dyer

Director

Started 1998

Greg Mancini

Operations Director

Started 1996

Silvano Amato

Director

Started 2009

Jonathan Fletcher

Finance Director

Started 1999

Christine Jones

Branch Manager Welling

Started 2001

Shirley O'Callaghan

Branch Manager Walworth

Started 2012

Michael Thorpe

Branch Manager Sidcup

Started 2004

Elaine James

Branch Manager Deptford

Started 1997

Debbie Walker

Branch Manager Albin & Hitchcock

Started 2006

Rose Ricks

Masonry and Memorials Manager

Started 1989

Neil Gamble

Branch Manager Mottingham

Started 2004

Joanne Branch

Branch Manager Crayford

Started 2015

Steven Bayley

Conductor / Funeral Arranger

Started 2012

Jason Cox

Senior Mortician

Started 2018

Danny Barton

Memorial Garden Manager

Started 2010

Joanna Smith

Funeral Arranger

Started 1996

Lynn Cassidy

Funeral Arranger

Started 2007

Laura Henderson

PA to the Directors

Started 1986

Darren Pruce

Chauffeur/Bearer

Started 2009

Scott Gwilliams

Funeral Arranger

Started 2019

Caroline Morrison

Funeral Arranger

Started 2019

Christine Barnes

Funeral Arranger

Started 2017

Dawn Gamble

Funeral Arranger

Started 2018

Steve James

Maintenance Manager

Started 2004

Steve Gamble

Chauffeur/Bearer

Started 2007

Danny O'Callaghan

Conductor/Chauffeur/Bearer

Started 2007

David Spalding

Mortuary Manager/Embalmer

Started 1999

John Whitney

Chauffeur/Bearer

Started 2007

David Wilson

Chauffeur/Bearer

Started 2002

Conor Lawford

Chauffeur/Bearer

Started 2015

Paul Rutherford

Chauffeur/Bearer

Started 1999

Jamie Turner

Conductor/Chauffeur/Bearer

Started 2016

Louis Quinlan

Chauffeur/Bearer

Started 2016

George Nickols

Conductor/Chauffeur/ Bearer

Started 2014

Daniel Conney

Chauffeur/Bearer

Started 2018

Chris Mochine

Chauffeur/Bearer

Started 2019

Ken Mackay

Chauffeur/Bearer

Started 2015

Mark Harris

Chauffeur/Bearer

Started 2018

Steve Pinnell

Chauffeur/Bearer

Started 2015

Terry Western

Chauffeur/Bearer

Started 2018

Alfie Ashton

Chauffeur/Bearer

Started 2016

Our fleet

Albins operate a fleet of the most prestigious Jaguar Daimler limousines and hearses. All of our funeral vehicles carry our distinctive traditional livery of black and burgundy paintwork.

Albins has most recently acquired a modern Land Rover Hearse and four matching Range Rover saloon vehicles to enhance the options available to our customers. The vehicles are all equipped to the highest standard.

Albins also operate a fleet of private ambulances.

Albins vintage hearse and horse-drawn hearses can still be seen to this day, upholding the traditions of the generations passed.

The Albin Museum

The Albin Museum was opened by HRH Princess Anne in December 2009. The Museum contains over 200 photographs, images, artefacts and memorabilia.

The displays reflect not only Albin history but also provide a fascinating and interesting insight into the traditions of funerals generally and how these have developed over the years. The Museum is located at head office in Culling Road. Viewing will be by appointment. Should you wish to visit the Museum please contact us to register your interest.