Our History

Dennis John Bewley begun the business D.J. Bewley Funeral Directors after working life as a Carpenter/ Funeral Director for a firm called Mortimer’s. During this time, Dennis used to construct all the coffins by hand.

In 1970 Bewley Funeral Directors became established and Dennis began running the business from his residential home address at Roundponds, Melksham. Shortly after, the business moved to a premise in Church Street Car Park, Melksham where his son Patrik joined him in 1980.

In 1997 Dennis sadly passed away leaving Patrik to run day to day operations of D.J. Bewley Funeral Directors with his Wife Cheryl.

In 2002 D.J. Bewley Funeral Directors moved the location of the business across the car park to 15 Bank Street. Here, we are able to keep everything in house including the chapel of rest, reception rooms and vehicles under one roof. The Bank Street location now has a high street presence and is more accessible for day to day enquiries.

In 2003 Ryan Bewley (3rd generation) joined the business and Bewley Funeral Directors expanded to Duke Street, Trowbridge. The aim was to give families more choice and offer families a local independent service due to nearly all of the other funeral directors being taken over by large corporations. The site includes a chapel of rest facility.

In December 2010 D.J. Bewley expanded the Trowbridge Outlet and has an additional office at 4 Manvers Street. The move to a very high prominent position in Trowbridge town centre will allow families easier access to our services. The Manvers Street site now incorporates a high quality florist (Flowers in Focus) to assist in the funeral work and supply funeral tributes. The Duke Street location is solely used as a chapel of Rest to ensure families get peacefulness when visiting their loved ones.

We have installed the very latest equipment at all of our offices, and our interviewing lounges provide an atmosphere of comfort and tranquillity. I hope you find our service to be personal, helpful, efficient and unobtrusive.

Chapel of Rest DJ Bewley