About us

Bill Spratt established Medway Memorials in 1986.

Originally from Aberdeen (The Granite City) Bill started his apprenticeship in 1965 at William McKay & Son, one of the largest and most highly respected Granite Memorial companies in the UK in the 1960's

Having a good knowledge of the Granite Memorial trade stood him in good stead when he moved to London in the early 70's and his ability to shape and polish granite together with sandblasting ornamentations meant he was much in demand with the monumental companies in London where there was a shortage of these skills.

At that time, white marble from Italy was the main material being used in manufacture in the South East, as granite memorials were all made in Aberdeen. There were also a lot of Monumental Masons yards in London employing a wealth of highly skilled marble masons and sculptors who Bill was able to draw valuable experience from. This enabled him the achieve a complete knowledge of all types of manufacture in all types of materials

Bill worked as a freelance mason, sculptor & carver supplying the memorial trade for the next fifteen years and became known across London and the Southeast. It was this period up to the mid 80's that convinced him it was time to start his own business. As he lived in Rochester, Medway Memorials began.

Originally started as a wholesale business Medway Memorials grew quickly and in 1992 moved to the new premises it now occupies in Rochester.

Medway Memorials has a team of highly skilled tradesmen still producing handcrafted memorials in the traditional way together with modern computer design and lettering services that have now become essential in the industry.

Experienced staff are always on hand with advice and are able to help with the difficult job of choosing a memorial, composing an inscription or listening to clients own design ideas in order to provide a service customers require at a difficult time.


Unit 16 Castleview Business Centre | Gashouse Road | Rochester | ME1 1PB
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