We were approached by former colleagues Liz Chapman and George Ling who were very unhappy at their old company and asked if we would consider opening a branch of Rosedale in Bungay. Finding suitable premises was not easy, but we made our home on Upper Olland Street and opened at the end of November, in time to have our first Christmas memorial tree blessed.
David Young a retired Major in the Salvation Army joined our team of bearers and began to lead funeral services, bringing his unique ability to help a family plan a funeral that does not follow the traditional Church of England format and that may not include any religious element at all.
We had to put our plans to develop a client car parking area in Diss on hold when we found an expectant mother duck sitting on her nest. Once her babies were born work resumed but Richard often had to down tools to run outside to stop the traffic and shepherd the ducks over when they decided to cross Victoria Road.