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Society of Master Saddlers’ Interesting Visit

MEMBERS of the Society of Master Saddlers were recently treated to a varied and interesting visit to one of London’s oldest funeral businesses.

Those attending were hosted by Stan Cribb, Senior Partner of T. Cribb and Sons Funeral Directors and Carriage Masters.

The East London business was established in 1881 and is steeped in history and heritage.

Said SMS Chief Executive Hazel Morley: “We enjoyed a very interesting tour around their establishment seeing their carriages, hearses, both motorised and horse drawn, the harness room and the stables with their wonderful Fresian horses.  

“Some members who were on the visit had made items for them over the years and were pleased to see them in use.  

“Karen Schlotter, one of our committee members who had organised the visit, made them a head collar as a thank you gift and we also presented them with a DVD of the new SMS film – ‘The Mysterie of Saddlery-from Hide to Horse’.”


 SMS Members enjoying their visit to T. Cribb and Sons Funeral Directors and Carriage Masters.