Turner & Son


Turner & Son was estbalished in 1887 by David Turner a Carpenter, Builder and Undertaker he started the business in Chapel Street, March before moving to its present site in 1900.

David was joined by his son Elihu who took over from his father and developed the building side of the business but still doing funerals as and when requested. He established a good reputation in the town and built a lot of the bigger houses in the area and also took on a lot of local authority work on public buildings. 

One of his major projects was to build a Crown over the town bridge to celebrate the coronation of King George the VI in 1936.
He was joined in the business by his son David, father of the present owner.

David continued with his father and after Elihu retired and sadly passed away in 1961 he concentrated on making purpose made joinery, making specialist pieces for churches and carving village signs. He had a strong interest in the funeral side of things, he attended night school to learn book-keeping and also studied to gain his diploma in Funeral directing and for many years was the only qualified funeral director in March. 
David gained a good reputation in the area for his funeral directing skills and was joined in the business in 1979 by his son Mark the present owner. David and Mark then formed a partnership working together in the joinery workshop and increasing the funeral side  of things and making alterations to the existing buildings to improve the service at the same time. They also formed a partnership with Mr & Mrs Tony Landin, another local Independent Funeral Director to form Lantern Limousine hire to run funeral vehicles for both their businesses.
In 2002, David and Mark redeveloped part of our site to open the first purpose-built Chapel of rest for the bereaved in March. At this point it was decided to close the joinery side and concentrate on the funeral side and with the sale of Mr Landin’s funeral business the funeral vehicles were brought into Turner & Son.

David and Mark continues to develop the funeral side with David taking a lesser part in running of the business and retiring but still being a partner until his death in 2013.
The Business has continued to improve its service to the bereaved in Fenland. In 2016 Mark’s wife Corinne became a partner and in 2017 a major redevelopment of our site took place with the demolition of the old joinery workshops and house to make way for new garages and workshop for Turner & Son. At the same time a new building was constructed to house a florist shop for Corinne Turner Floristry and a memorial showroom for Richard King Memorials, giving our clients the best facilities in Fenland with Funeral service, Floristry and Memorial Mason all on one site