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Founded in 1905 as The British Undertakers’ Association, The National Association of Funeral Directors, as it has been known since 1935, is one of a number of organizations that has appeared over the last three hundred years to represent those responsible for managing the disposal of the dead.

The first such institution The Upholders Company emerged in the early eighteenth century and was closely followed by The United Company of Undertakers. However, the need for a national organization became apparent during the nineteenth century. This history traces the events leading up to the founding of the British Undertakers’ Association.

The NAFD is the country’s leading funeral trade association and its members, who are required to comply with a strict Code of Practice, conduct four out of every five funerals in the UK.


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