Charles Cowling
  Ivor Leverton, 1961 – Image from Leverton and Sons website The necessity to collect and decently dispose of those who fell in battle never led to  the conscription or recruitment of specialist undertakers. Undertakers wishing to serve their country in both world wars had to sign on as soldiers or
Charles Cowling
  Posted by Charles A relatively new element of the Christmas experience is the themed winter wonderland. We’ve already had our first hilarious example of 2016 in Bakewell, Derbyshire. The Sun headline captured it neatly: WINTER BLUNDERLAND. Bakewell Winter Wonderland slammed by families as ‘pile of s***’ that is ‘so
Fran Hall
Guest post by Hasina Zaman of Compassionate Funerals There are many facets to being a funeral director.  Much of our work seems to stay behind closed doors. Are we actively shielding the public from the dead or is society choosing not to embrace death as a part of life? Death
Fran Hall
  ‘High level return on investment within 2 to 5 years’ 2,500 plots available to investors Plot price to investors £2,400 High level return within two to five years Plots are valued at over £3,750 Clearly defined exit strategy Minimum investment is 4 plots ‘A very rare opportunity has arisen
Fran Hall
For some reason, the UK’s largest provider of funeral related services prefers not to list their prices online. Happily, we have no such reservations about letting the public know the current cost of a funeral from a Dignity PLC owned business. (There are currently in the region of 780 funeral director
Fran Hall
“It’s a photo taken by someone who would die in 3 months, of her loved ones looking at her, with that knowledge. It’s quite a concept isn’t it? I see the tense smiles as well as the relaxed merry faces. I printed the three photos and joined them together and
Fran Hall
  Today, somewhere in Scotland, leaders in the field of death, dying and bereavement will end a five-day meeting, and bid each other farewell until 2018, when the 30th gathering of the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement will convene. Membership of the IWG is an honour bestowed
Fran Hall
(all pictures copyright © 2016FFMA) Press release from the FFMA with an update on the latest on the coffin testing protocol.   ‘The funeral industry body, The Funeral Furnishing Manufacturer’s Association (FFMA) has reported a very positive start to its coffin and casket certification scheme at their Annual General Meeting
Charles Cowling
  Posted by Mark Sharron This is the fourth part in the “SEO for Funeral Directors” series.  Previous posts can be found here: SEO For Funeral Directors Adwords for Funeral Directs Onsite SEO for funeral directors Quick Introduction I am the founder/director of Sussex SEO Ltd.  I have been building
Fran Hall
Josefine Speyer, wife of the late Nicholas Albery and co-founder and patron of The Natural Death Centre Charity   “Despite the list of contenders for this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award being jam packed with luminaries from the death world, the judges were unanimous in their decision that this year the