Caldecott and Sons was founded in 1872 by Edwin Caldecott, the youngest son of a farming family living in Shocklach, near Malpas, Cheshire. He began an apprenticeship at the age of 16 with a blacksmith based at Eyton. He later moved to Wrexham and established his own business on Bridge Street. The trade of blacksmith expanded to coach building and 3 years later the company moved to larger premises on Penybryn, where we remain today. The association with horse and carriage led to the provision of the service as local undertaker. In 1914 the company was incorporated under the name Caldecott and Sons (Wrexham 1914) Ltd
Caldecott and Sons family and staff photographed in 1893
147 years and five generations on, the company remains in the ownership of the Caldecott family, one of the few remaining family funeral directors in the area at this time of increased takeovers of such companies by national and international funeral conglomerates.