Inscription Advice

A personalised inscription on a beautiful memorial is the perfect way to commemorate your loved one forever.

At PGH Memorials, we want to aid you wherever needed when it comes to knowing what to say. You may be feeling overwhelmed and struggling to find the words to honour your loved one. This is an entirely natural reaction to have when going through a difficult time. Please know, you are not alone.

You can make the inscription as simple or detailed as you like. Typical inscriptions might start with “In loving memory of” followed by their name and date of birth and date of death. This is a very classic and simple inscription, and even this has variations! You may wish to note that they were a loved wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Perhaps your lost loved one served in the forces and you would like to honour that on their memorial. You may find it helpful to take a stroll through the churchyard or cemetery to see if you spot anything you like.

In most cases at PGH Memorials, we will use a sandblaster to engrave your inscription. This involves a digitally generated stencil which we apply to your memorial, then the sandblaster rapidly shoots sand at the exposed memorial to etch in your inscription. To infill your letters, you have a choice of 22-karat gold leaf or long-lasting enamel paint available in a variety of colours. Please note, churchyards tend to have more regulations around colour options and wording, however, this is something we can advise you on.

You are able to make unlimited changes to your inscription before we engrave it. For your final selection, we ask you to sign and return your inscription layout to us and this will be the exact stencil we use.

Courtney, thank you so much for the work that you have recently completed on my parent's headstone.

I am delighted with it and it now looks perfect again. I would also like to thank you for the kindness, respect and professionalism you have shown throughout our conversations. I would recommend your services to anyone wanting a beautiful memorial for a loved one.

Many thanks again.


Thank you Courtney for all your help and kindness. I couldn't have wished for a better outcome. It has been a pleasure for me dealing with a company who are so professional.


I would like to give PGH Memorials a five-star rating.  Courtney was most professional in every aspect of my dealings with the company.  They did exactly what they said they would, and kept in contact through the whole procedure.  The finished memorial stone looks absolutely stunning, and the family and myself are very pleased with it. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone needing this service. 


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Our Showroom address is:
PGH Memorials Ltd
Riddings Farm


tel: 01635 268888