Charles Cowling
  Posted by David Hall Travellers make up a proportion of the Vintage Lorry Funerals business as David Hall has developed a reputation within their community for creating memorable Floral Tribute layouts and a simple no nonsense communicative style that Travellers like. Traveller funerals were there at the very start of
Charles Cowling
  Guest post by Vita Incerta Was I alone in reading The Times journalist, Janice Turner’s piece about the funeral of her Godmother? In a rip roaring and impassioned annihilation, she tore apart the ‘crass, vain, sloppy buffoon’  who led her Godmother’s service.  This wasn’t some half baked celebrant, nor a
Charles Cowling
Guest post by David Hall Vintage Lorry Funerals sent a marketing pack to Mother & Daughter Funerals in Hove on March 10th 2014 and it generated a funeral on April 9th, a record timescale response to a marketing pack, less than 4 weeks! The Deceased had been an avid collector of
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    Posted by Wendy Coulton   The elephant had well and truly left the room when the first event of its kind about dying matters was held in Plymouth to challenge the taboo which comes with the D word. A positive unexpected outcome came from bringing together likeminded people under
Charles Cowling
    Guest post by Wendy Coulton Choosing what to wear when conducting a funeral is an important aspect as a professional and for the bereaved I am serving. Advice which stuck with me when I was trained as a funeral celebrant was that I am not mourning and therefore
Charles Cowling
  Posted by David Hall Every March, David Hall of Vintage Lorry Funerals attends the Classic Commercial Enthusiasts’ Day, which is held at the Three Counties Showground at Malvern. Jason Lunn, of Independent Event Management, who manages the Enthusiast’s Day is always happy to help David by giving the Leyland
Charles Cowling
  Here’s the hot news: “… we can today formally announce that we have initiated legal proceedings against the UK’s largest provider of pre-paid funeral plans, Golden Charter, seeking substantial damages for their actions against Safe Hands Funeral Plans.” Yes, the Yorkshire terriers have gone for the throat of wee
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  Posted by David Hall In the second week of February 2009, a Winter Storm hit Southern England and this coincided with Vintage Lorry Funerals first funeral for Arthur Jary & Sons in Great Yarmouth. Normally David Hall leaves Bradford-on-Avon very early and puts the first 2 hours of the journey
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  Posted by Richard Rawlinson With Funeralworld including many small businesses, will their owners and employees be voting in the 7 May General Election for the party they feel supports the UK’s 4.9 million small businesses the most? But what can a government actually do other than make supportive noises encouraging
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    Posted by Tim Clark This is Threnody (above) all ready to sing into action at Colwyn Bay Crematorium.  It’s our belief that the sound of unaccompanied natural voice singing, in three- or four-part harmony, can create a space for strong emotion; can console and comfort, can embody and say