Our History

Working in a funeral directors from just 14 years of age, Ricki Johnson, the Managing Director and owner of the business, gained an invaluable amount of experience within all areas of the industry. He began his career working alongside his father Andy, within the family business in Devon. 6 years later he moved to Swindon to become the foreman and transport manager for one of the largest funeral directors in Swindon at the time. Ricki has cared for many clientele throughout his time in the industry, and prides himself in providing the highest level of care and attention to every family he works with. He now owns and runs his own independent funeral home, the result of a lifelong commitment to provide a traditional and personal service to families at their greatest times of need.


Our Offices and Staff

Royal Wootton Bassett 

In July 2012, we opened our first office at 112 High Street, Royal Wootton Bassett. Wootton Bassett branch has a very homely feel, with its traditional décor and fireplace, along with a warm and welcoming colour scheme. As with all our branches, we have a private chapel of rest, allowing you to share valuable time with your loved ones, and say your goodbyes in a peaceful environment. Our qualified and experienced funeral directors Samantha and Charlotte are situated at this branch alongside Ricki.


Calne Branch

In August 2014, the opportunity arose to expand the business and serve the residents of Calne and surrounding areas. Situated at 1 Beach Terrace, overlooking the beautiful river Marden, our Calne branch is away from the main hustle and bustle of the town, and is the ideal place to come and make dignified arrangements. With the comfort of a private arrangement room and chapel of rest, along with a spacious and contemporary reception, a tranquil ambience is created to help you feel at ease.


Malmesbury Branch

In January 2017, we opened our third branch, situated on the quaint Malmesbury High Street. After a 6 month restoration project of the old Jeweller’s shop, carried out by Ricki,  we have finally achieved a fully functional funeral home, with all facilities on site to ensure the best care of your loved ones. The office proudly sits at 21 The High Street, Malmesbury.





Ricki is the owner/director of Johnson and Daltrey. He has nearly 30 years experience in the funeral industry. His wealth of experience is invaluable to the business and the team. Ricki conducts funeral services for all of our branches and also works very hard behind the scenes attending to families and their needs. He also has a keen interest in vehicle repair and renovation and ensures our fleet is always maintained to the highest of standard.


Samantha (Dip. FS)

Samantha is a funeral arranger/director at Johnson and Daltrey. She has been in the industry almost a decade and is not only very experienced but also qualified after achieving a British Institute of Funeral Directors Diploma in Funeral Services in 2017. Samantha works in the office and will assist you with the funeral arrangements, she also conducts funerals for all 3 branches as well as taking care of our funeral plan department.


Charlotte (Dip. FAA)

Charlotte is a funeral arranger/director at Johnson and Daltrey. She began in the industry at the age of 18 and holds the National Association of Funeral Directors Diploma in Funeral Arranging & Administration. Charlotte will assist you with arranging a funeral, she also conducts for all 3 branches and takes care of our memorial department. 

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