Fran Hall
We have seen the future and it’s electric. Back in 2013 we told you about the Brahms electric hearse, the highlight for us of that year’s National Funeral Exhibition. http://www.goodfuneralguide.co.uk/2013/06/peaceful-ev-feeling/ Three years on, we dropped in on Steve Cousins yesterday to see how business was going. He’s a man who
Fran Hall
Thanks to Robert De Baahr from the London Society of Death for bringing this to our attention – from Insider Media Ltd. ‘European private equity firm Montagu has acquired a majority stake in a Berkshire-headquartered funeral services provider which has more than 130 branches throughout the country. Founded in 2007
Charles Cowling
  Stewart Dakers is a 76 year-old voluntary community worker with a weekly column in the Guardian. He wrote a piece in last week’s Spectator about funerals. Here’s a taster: Funerals ain’t what they used to be. Today’s emphasis is more on celebrating a life past than honouring the future of
Fran Hall
Hats off to independent funeral booking website Funeralbooker for publishing their findings on the costs of funeral disbursements.   Funeral poverty shows no sign of abating as new data reveals the most expensive crematoria and cemeteries in the UK   Key points:   THE COST OF DYING CONTINUES TO RISE.   NEW
Charles Cowling
  Davina Kemble’s pebblewood coffin was unveiled at the Ideal Death Show 2013. Reviews were mixed. Some undertakers thought it would be impossible to persuade a dead person to conform to its rounded shape; others reckoned there was no problem. Since then, Davina’s partnership with her manufacturer reached a conclusion, but
Charles Cowling
  Posted by Thomas Staley “All living things seek to perpetuate themselves into the future, but humans seek to perpetuate themselves forever. This seeking – this will to ‘immortality’ – is the foundation of human achievement; it is the wellspring of religion, the muse of philosophy, the architect of our
Charles Cowling
Charles Cowling
    Here’s an attractive sounding job spec for someone considering a career as a funeral director: It’s providing the service that leaves a lasting impression. It’s being encouraged to gain new skills. And it’s delivering extraordinary service… Joining our talented team, you’ll provide a … service to an exceptional standard,
Charles Cowling
  Posted by May Andrews “If we can just get through this, then we can get on with our lives.” I’ve heard it so many times, in so many different ways, but it all boils down to this: many families perceive a funeral to be something they must endure, an
Fran Hall
Brighton looks like the place to be for anyone with half an interest in funeralworld this May – GFG favourite Liz Rothschild is performing her one-woman show Outside The Box at the Brighton Fringe Festival from May 14th – 17th. Billed as ‘A live show about death’, Outside The Box