History of Tynedale.

As I sat in front of the careers officer at Springfield Comprehensive, I was asked what I wanted to be when I left school, without any hesitation I replied an undertaker, oh how he laughed. He said if you cannot take this seriously send in the next person. That only made me more determined to carry out my dream career. I started in the funeral business in 1988 starting from Chauffeur Bearer to preparing coffins then moving on to Embalming to become a Funeral Director.

I like to be known as an undertaker as I can carry out all aspects of the funeral trade. I was working for Tynedale Funeral Services as a manager when a life changing opportunity arose. I can remember sitting down with my wife Diane saying Peter the owner at the time wanted to retire. After discussions with my wife and numerous phone calls I asked Peter if he would be willing to sell the business to us. Thankfully he agreed.

Diane and I have been happily married for 25 years and have two beautiful children. We have had fantastic support and help behind the scenes to help fulfill our dream.

Our planĀ to renovate our premises in South Shields, Hebburn and Jarrow to bring them up to date externally and internally, is now complete. We haveĀ also introduced in a new coffin range and new products. At all times maintaining the constant care & attention we always provide.

Diane is not only my wife but my best friend. I trust her wholeheartedly and we are looking forward to building Tynedale Family Funeral Directors strength to strength for many years to come.

Tynedale Family Funeral Directors


Tynedale House
Stanhope Road
South Shields
NE33 4TB
Tel : 0191 455 0904
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 12 noon
SouthShields@TynedaleFuneral.com
Victoria House
Prince Consort Road
Hebburn
NE31 1BE
Tel : 0191 428 1018
Monday – Friday 11.30am – 2.30pm
Hebburn@TynedaleFuneral.com
Palmer House
70 Ellison Street
Jarrow
NE32 3HX
Tel: 0191 489 0717
Monday – Friday 10am – 4.30pm
Saturday 10am – 12 noon
Jarrow@TynedaleFuneral.com