Funeral cars and horse-drawn hearses

Based in Leeds, Joseph Geldart & Sons has a range of funeral vehicles that you can hire for the ceremony. Our funeral directors have years of experience and can help you choose the right vehicle – whether you prefer a car, or a horse-drawn hearse.

Our range of funeral vehicles

Our motor fleet is made up of a modern matching Mercedes hearse and limousine in addition to a vintage 1955 Austin hearse, the hearse that was used in the ITV drama ‘Heartbeat’. Our Mercedes range of funeral vehicles has been specifically designed and built by funeral vehicle specialist Binz. This modern Mercedes hearse has glass side panels and a unique large glass panel in the roof, which allows more light through to display the coffin.

Our comfortable, fully air-conditioned matching Mercedes limousine will seat seven people and is driven by one of our experienced and uniformed chauffeurs. We can also provide extra limousines if required.

Horse-drawn hearses

In 1991, Joseph Geldart & Sons reintroduced horse-drawn hearses to the Yorkshire area after an absence of almost 70 years. We have 3 carriages in total, with 2 of them dating back to 1850 and 1900, respectively. Both are Marston hearse carriages.

All our carriages are drawn by 2 beautiful, black Friesian horses.
Our stables are located at Hollow Drift Farm, Roker Lane in Pudsey.

Mourners can either walk behind the horse drawn hearse, or we can, of course, provide a mourner’s carriage or a Mercedes limousine for the purpose.

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