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As your funeral directors, we are here to help in whatever way we can.

Started in 1882, this business has a long legacy of serving the local communities including Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Southborough.

When Brian Kempster decided to retire in 1999 there was no family member available to continue the tradition his family had established. To remain an independently operated family firm Brian Kempster approached the other family firm ER Hickmott and Son as the leading funeral directors of the local area.

J Kempster and Son was consolidated with ER Hickmott and Son to ensure that the service of funerals could remain independently operated as had been the tradition for 130 years. Today J Kempster is run from premises in Albion road in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

 Andy Medhurst

Andy Medhurst

Andy worked for Brian Kempster prior to ER Hickmott & Son take over in 1999 and since then continues to offer an experienced eye in making funeral arrangements for families of Tunbridge Wells.

Eric Hickmott

Eric Hickmott

Eldest son of Edward Hickmott, Eric has been supporting the family firms since 2008 by applying his adminstration knowledge to streamline back office functions. Always available to help families in their hour of greatest need Eric is often called upon to support both ER Hickmott and Kempsters.

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