Independent Family Funeral Directors and Memorial Masons 

“To alleviate the sorrow of parting, is to render a service to mankind.

To this our every effort is respectfully dedicated.”


We have been caring for our local community for over 80 years

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We offer a range of funeral and memorial services that can be fully tailored to your needs


We are here to offer our help, expertise and support, day and night

About Trotman

Trotman Funeral Directors started in the winter of 1933 under the ownership of Mr. William John (Jack) Trotman and has become rooted in the village of Cranmore, near Shepton Mallet in Somerset and the surrounding community for the past four generations.

We are proud to say that the business still enjoys the active involvement of family with Mr Trotman’s grandson, John Reakes caring for the community just as he did. The newest member of staff is Lee Fagan D’Oris who has many years’ experience working with the bereaved.

Oswald Clarke Funeral Directors started back in 1947 under the husband and wife partnership of Oswald and Ismay Clarke and has become established in the town of Bruton and the encompassing area. In 1993, due to Oswald and Ismay taking a less active role in the running of their business, Trotman Funeral Directors were invited to take over the day to day running of the company.

Under a change of ownership in 2014 we came under the Forsey and Son name, still retaining our professional and caring service within the local community. 

Membership of the professional organisations regulating funeral directing provides reassurance that we observe strict codes of practice in all aspects of our work.

Owners Adrian Forsey and his son Samuel with their colleagues would be pleased to assist you with any matters in complete confidence.

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Our Staff

Our diligent team of staff are on hand in order to provide the most professional and personal service for our clients. We would be pleased to help with any enquiries you may have.


In our commitment to a professional service for all our clients, we adhere to the guidelines put forth by the National Society for Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF). SAIF are committed to ensuring the funeral profession maintains the highest of standards, with members subject to their Quality Assurance Assessment and inspected every two years.

We are also a proud member of the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD), which represents the interests of the entire spectrum of funeral directing businesses. This allows us to keep up-to-date with developments within the industry and have access to a wide network of funeral directing professionals in order to provide a comprehensive and current service to our clients. Membership of the NAFD also ensures that clients are protected by a rigorous code of practice to which we must adhere.

Office Opening Hours

Mon – Fri: 9am-5pm

Sat: Closed

Sun: Closed

However, our emergency call out lines are staffed 24 hours a day 7 days a week

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