Brand new hearse, only £60!

Charles Cowling

Here’s a charming story from Wales:

The family of a frugal farm contractor who died aged 87 paid tribute to him by building his hearse out of scrap.

For just £60 relatives of William Royden John built the funeral cart which transported him to St James’ Church in Rudry from second-hand materials.

His son Ross described the gesture as fitting for a man who grew up during World War II and who was used to recycling old parts.

Daughter-in-law Julie John said: “We started off with two axles and nothing else and the whole thing cost us just £60.

Read the whole story here.

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9 years ago

Let’s hope they think of renting it out for future funerals at a tenner a go – that way they’ll even get their sixty quid back for William.

9 years ago

When the community joins in and even the hearse reflects the man’s character, then you know they really have got it right. Wonderful.