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John& Pat Wright –  Co-founders and Directors

After leaving school, John worked for one of the larger firms of funeral directors in Leicester,before becoming disillusioned by the direction the trade was heading. He then spent some 15 years with Leicester City Council. Seeking a new challenge,and with his desire to see traditional values restored to funerals,he decided to start his own business and Anstey & District was founded in 1992.

Pat is the 3rd generation in her family to have worked in the industry, as both her father and grandfather were funeral directors in the area, having owned the well-respected, C.F Talbott’s of Thurmaston (latterly A.S Talbot) a traditional firm of builders, carpenters and funeral directors.