Your best interests are the priority of everyone who works with us
In a modern world of big business and corporate companies it is sometimes difficult to maintain the personal touch and give the service that was once expected from everyone. Banfield & Pomphrey Funeral Directors try to preserve that standard that was set by our predecessors. To that end, our staff are all local residents who know the local traditions and are familiar with the Hastings, East Sussex Churches and Clergy. It helps us to help you when you are arranging a funeral service for someone special and who is dear to you.
Antony G. Hart
Tony first joined the funeral industry 40 years ago and during that time worked for a larger family business as a district Manager with a national brand. Tony obtained his Diploma in Funeral Directing in 1980 and was one of the earlier members of the British Institute of Funeral Directors (BIFD). 1982. Tony then left to peruse a career in the leisure industry and his first appointment was to open and manage a Ten Pin bowling Centre in Bexhill, his first association with the area. He then went on to manage Bowls / Roller Rinks in Germany and the UK before beginning a 20 year career with Mitchell’s and Butler where he was appointed senior General Manager and Training House Manager.
Tony had always wanted to return to the Funeral Industry for his last years of work and took the opportunity to move back to Hastings four years ago when he joined Funeral Partners.
Tony likes to involve himself in the local community and operate in a traditional and personal way which allows him to arrange and conduct funerals ensuring continuity of care.
Tony spends most weekends as a drummer with Section 5 (one of the original Bonfire Parade Drumming groups) and can often be seen at events such as Pirates day, Jack in the Green, Sussex bonfire parades, as well as local carnivals and fetes. Tony is also a committee member of the Hastings Winkle Club and also runs the ‘Sussex by the Sea’ support group for people suffering from Vasculitis, a rare acute illness.