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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...

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...

Direct Cremation: Less Popular Since Pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic may have prompted consumers to reconsider ‘no fuss funerals’, according to new research by leading independent funeral plan provider, Golden Leaves.The...

Please, Stop Funerals Now

Someone needs to say it. With the heaviest of hearts, today we are going against everything that the Good Funeral Guide has become known for...

Human Soup – the Recipe for Grief

There are many insightful glimpses into human nature that working around death offers, but surely one of the most comforting is that there is...

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