Memorials of Distinction have over 35 years’ experience in stonemasonry and serving the county of Bedfordshire, including Dunstable. Our expert team will craft the perfect memorial gravestones for your loved ones, whether it be a full kerbed memorial, cremation plaque or a bespoke headstone. We have a wide range of products available to ensure you have exactly the right tribute.
There’s a lot to think about when planning a burial or cremation, but a good first step forward is choosing the location, then everything else can stem from that. This is because many cemeteries and crematoriums have rules about which bespoke gravestones, traditional headstones or memorial statues are permitted. Once you’ve found the special location for a final resting place, then we can support you as you choose a fitting tribute.
The historic county of Bedfordshire is easily accessible for friends and family to visit and offers so much, from pretty riverside villages to beautiful countryside, and all just a short journey away from London.
You’d be forgiven for thinking all cemeteries are the same until you get researching. The location you choose within Bedfordshire will depend on so many things — whether your loved one wanted a specific spot, whether the location is easily accessible by car, and whether you’re looking for a religious or non-religious ceremony. Perhaps you’d like a location near to the river in the town of Bedford, or you might want a more rural location, like the pretty, riverside market town of Sandy.
To simplify things for you, we’ve put information on each crematorium and cemetery from Google Maps into the interactive map below so you can find what you need quickly and easily. Just hover over each pin to see more information.
Yes, if you wanted to fill the kerbs with soil and plants or buy your own chippings, we can leave this area empty.
Most of our memorial designs can be manufactured in a different colour/material to the one shown. See our Materials & Finishes page for more information on what is available. There may be some restrictions placed on your choice of material by the cemetery or churchyard. We will be able to advise you about that once you tell us where your loved one is to be interred. The price for memorials made from non-standard material will vary from the ones shown on our website so please contact us for a quote.
The photograph you choose should be clear and preferably of a high print quality. We can remove backgrounds and other people from the photo if necessary. Try to choose a photo which is not blurred or damaged in any way.
Consider whether the photo would best suit a landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) photo plaque. In some cases your choice is restricted by the size/shape of your stone and the quantity of inscription text, if you are unsure please contact our staff and they will advise you.
For more detailed information about the format and size of photos try these links
My siblings and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts on the replacement headstone after our mother passed away last year and joined our dad. We used your company for our dads original headstone and so it was a no brainier to use you again. The black granite open book headstone is absolutely gorgeous and very well professionally made to a very high standard. I was even fortunate enough to be given a chunk of the old headstone with my dads picture on it. Thank you so much for all your help from start to finish. I will highly recommend your company to anyone that asks.
Maggie M. Google Review: 17/05/2023
Excellent service from the whole team at Memorial of Distinction. They answered all our questions quickly by phone or email however daft they were. They gave regular updates on progress and even in these Covid times turned the stone round in the quoted time. The headstone and edging look amazing as well as the price being very competitive. I highly recommend this firm.
Mike B. Google Review: 02/05/2023
Can recommend Memorials of Distinction without hesitation. A wonderful team who made the whole process very manageable and less daunting, resulting in a beautiful memorial stone for my parents. They even provided some photos once the stone had been installed so I could see it before visiting in person, which was so moving and made my day. All in all, a credit to the profession.
Karen G. Google Review: 08/02/2023
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