The Parkstone Road office forms the central hub of Tapper Funeral Service. It is here that vehicles and facilities are based, along with the administration centre for the company.
The company was founded in 1904 and operated from premises in old Poole, before moving to the present site. During the 1950’s 34 Parkstone Road was not only the office for the funeral service, but also the home of Cyril Tapper and his young family. It continued to offer this multi functional facility for some time before the family moved out and it became a funeral home in its own right. In the mid 1970’s Christopher Tapper was able to purchase 32 Parkstone Road for well under £30,000. A joining of these two properties and major refit ensued, While retaining its classic exterior, Parkstone Road has become the most advanced funeral home in the area.
Christopher’s sons, Steven and Paul, joined the business in 1985 and 1988 respectively. This closed the circle for the family, with their mother, Jane working in an administrative role. Christopher retired in 2002, leaving Steven and Paul to jointly run the company from this office. They work alongside a team of highly experienced funeral directors, all of whom have been living and working in the Poole area for many years. Each has been hand picked for the many and varied skills they offer. Christopher too remains involved in a consultancy capacity, and as Senior Director.
Address: 32 - 34 Parkstone Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 2PG (map)
Phone: 01202 673164