For at least six generations our family have been serving the local community. The fifth and sixth generations continue to run the family business till this day. Anthony and his daughters Sophie, Sadie and Phoebe continue to provide the highest standards of care and traditional values to each family served.
Great-grandad and Grandad business history: Great-grandad “Jack” Harold Snook was born in 1903 and started working as a mason in approximately 1917. He first learnt the skills of letter cutting from his father George Snook at a stonemasons (B Levy and Sons) in Whitechapel. At the Rabbits roundabout in Manor Park Snook Brother Masonry Company was formed by Jack Snook and his brother in 1941 but closed shortly after as the brother were called into the army. In 1946 Jack Snook started working at J.H & T.P Duncan and later brought the business in 1952, running the business in its entirety.
Grandad Michael Snook started working at J.H & T.P Duncan in 1946 as a letter cutters apprentice. In 1950 Michael went into the air force and didn’t return to work until 1952. He later became a director of J.H & T.P Duncan with his brother John Snook in 1970- Michael Snook completed the fixing and John Snook completed the renovation works.
Anthony Snook has spent his whole working life learning and enhancing his skills as a stone mason. He started working with his dad, uncle and grandad at the age of 20 hand carving letters. He then proceeded onto fixing memorials, blasting designs and studying etched designs. Anthony continues to strive to provide the exemplary quality of work he has learned and acquired passed down from generation to generation.
Sophie Snook has over 10 years’ experience designing and providing beautiful memorials. Hand etched designs are her forte and are crafted to portray a true likeness of a passed loved one.
Sadie Snook with over 5 years’ experience in both sourcing and the sale of granite. Sadie is a wonderful addition to the team.
Phoebe Snook has several years of experience assisting with the co-ordination and administration of the company.