About Us


Sydney Webb outside the premises in the 1890’s
In the Edwardian era, the first motorised fleet!

Our Company was founded in 1894 by Sidney Webb in Upper High Street, Wednesbury where our head office and chapels of rest can still be found today. Sid soon gained a reputation for having the finest Belgian Black Horses to lead his bespoke Victorian Hearses and mourners carriages, This is a reputation that has carried on through the generations and our current fleet of Jaguar XJ hearses and Limousines are amongst the finest funeral vehicles in the country.

Sid retired due to ill health shortly before his death in 1941 aged 68 years and the company was passed down to his daughter Edith and Son-in-law Fred Ward who ran the business up until the late 1970’s. Fred’s passion was Rolls Royce vehicles especially Phantom V1 and Silver Cloud Hearses and Limousines which became a trade mark of Webb’s throughout the 70’s and 80’s.

Upon Fred and Edith’s retirement in the late 70’s their son Trevor, who with his wife Avril, had been involved with the business from the late 60’s, found himself Chairman and Managing Director, with Avril becoming Company Secretary, a position she still holds to this day. Trevor and Avril had four sons and one by one they have joined the company. Trevor passed away in 2006 aged 66 years and the company was passed down to the boys.


Johnathan (Company Director) joined the company in 1983. Tim (Company Director) was soon after in 1985, Toby (Company Director) joined in 1988 and finally Sandy (Company Director) in 2003. The boys are fully involved with all aspects of the business on a day to day basis and are very proud of the company their Great Grandfather founded all those years ago and with Tim’s wife Kay managing the head office at Wednesbury and their son Thomas now also working full time this truly is a ” Family Business”


Our Offices

Upper High Street, Wednesbury WS10 7HQ

Our Head office is situated at 17, Upper High Street, Wednesbury in the town centre as are our chapels of rest, workshop, mortuary and garage facilities.

Church Street, Darlaston WS10 8DU

This branch office which we opened over 40 years ago is situated at 5, Church Street, Darlaston directly opposite St Josephs Roman Catholic Church, The office is managed by Julie Davies who’s caring manner has helped hundreds of Darlaston families arrange their loved ones funeral for 18 years.

Hill Top, West Bromwich

St James House, 70 Hill Top, West Bromwich has been one of our branch offices since 1965 located on the cross roads of New Street and Hill Top, It was also the family home of Trevor and Avril until the mid 70’s and the birth place of Johnathan, Tim and Toby. This office is only manned on a part time basis and a call to head office is advised before visiting.

Our Chapels of Rest

Our Chapels of Rest are located at our head office in Upper High Street, Wednesbury. We have four private, fully dedicated Remembrance Chapels where loved ones are offered the utmost in privacy

Thanks a Million…
“A note to say thank you for making a very difficult time a little easier, your kindness meant so much to us all.”
Thank You…
“We would like to thank all of the staff at Webbs for their loving care and their support of our family and friends in our sad times.”
Just to Say Thank You…
“Thank you for all you have done for me and being there when I needed you.”

S Webb & Son Ltd is a long established Family firm of Funeral Directors who have been serving the families of the West Midlands and beyond for well over 100 years. We are still entirely owned and managed by the Great and Great-Great Grandchildren of the founder Meshullam Sidney Webb.


We are still based in our original family premises in Upper High Street, Wednesbury and we also have offices in Church Street, Darlaston and Hill Top, West Bromwich.  This way we can offer the very best caring and professional service to our wide spread and diverse Community.

Whilst we are extremely proud of our heritage, the current generation of the family know how important it is to move with the times. So we offer caring and thoughtful advice on every aspect of the funeral, whilst providing a service which ranges from traditional funerals, through alternative options, to the most modern Green Burials and pre-paid Funeral Plans.

If there is any question about which you are unsure, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are available at any of our premises during usual office hours and on the telephone 24 hours every day.

Thank you… “Thank you for all the help and support you gacve us during our sad time. On the loss of the late Irene Roberts and a big thank you for helping us give Irene a lovely send off.”
Thanks a million… “A note to say thank you for making a very difficult time a little easier, your kindness meant so much to us all.”
Thank you… “We would like to thank all of the staff at webbs for their loving care and their support of our family and friends in our sad times.”