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Are Wool Coffins ‘Hot’ Right Now?

Noe person or persons whatsoever shall be buryed in any Shirt Shift or Sheete made of or mingled with Flax Hempe, Silke, Haire, Gold or...

How to Care for Someone who has Died at Home

Many people don’t realise that you can keep someone at home after they have died. You may choose to do this to care for...

Cemeteries and Me

Until I left home at 18, I looked out of my bedroom window over to Handsworth Cemetery. I had four great-grandparents and a grandmother...

What is a DIY Funeral in the UK?

Funerals are a symphony in myth and mystery, So many people feel unable to manage one themselves and need to rely on the professional...

The Value of a Celebrant

Where were all the celebrants when the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) was conducting its investigation onto the funeral sector?Although it may seem a...

Pandemic Funerals: A Tragic Comedy of Errors?

There’s a public footpath alongside the yard of my funeral home and after many years of washing the vehicles out there I’ve lost count...

Interview – Jane Diamond and Patsy Freeman

Patsy Freeman’s memoir ‘In Search Of You: Letters To A Daughter’ is a volume of extraordinary letters written by Patsy to her younger daughter...

How Would You Like to be Remembered?

In the last few years, I’ve been to more funerals that I ever could have imagined when I started my adult life as an...

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