A family business established in 1905

In the late 19th and early 20th Century, William Bettelley operated a public transport company comprising of an open carriage and horses. He also had a carpentry and funeral business; making the funeral furnishings in the upstairs workshops of the existing buildings, where the horses were stabled down below.

WR Bettelley is still housed on that very same site today, maintaining a traditional, sensitive and dignified service as an independent family owned business which has been serving generations of the same families in the North Staffordshire area since 1905.

We are committed to providing a comprehensive service that maintains the close personal involvement of our funeral directors throughout. In every case, our aim is to provide the kind of funeral that the family really wants, by reflecting their choices as closely as possible.

Our funeral directors will, if you wish, discuss the variety of options available for funerals including religious, humanist, green, military or civil services. Floral Tributes, catering and monumental services can be arranged.

When you suffer bereavement, a funeral for a member of your family can be the most emotional day of your life. Everything your family and friends thought about a loved one is expressed on that day.

When someone dies it comes as a great shock. Sometimes the death may be expected, but nothing prepares you for the emotional shock of losing someone close.

It is important for many people to reflect the personality and character of their loved ones within the arrangements and this often requires time and thought to do so.

As your funeral director, we are here to help and advise in whatever way we can. We are dedicated professionals who provide a personal service to you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is a rare privilege to be a funeral director, to stand in a sensitive position at a crucial time in the midst of your family, knowing that the quality of our service and reputation will help you through this most difficult time in your lives.


Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Telephone enquiries & immediate assistance available 24 hours

Contact us

W.R.Bettelley Ltd
315 Uttoxeter Rd