Charles Cowling
  We don’t know how often this is played at funerals. It is the concluding scene of Gotterdammerung with the voices taken out. It speaks of fire. Gotterdammerung is the last opera in Wagner’s Ring Cycle. You either love or hate Wagner, but you’ve got to admit that from 5
Charles Cowling
  What you think? Like it? He’s one of life’s good guys, is David Hicks, whose brainchild the hotrod hearse is. Here’s his story:    The Final Cruise Company was created when the life of a friend was cruelly taken on 29th May 2010. I had known Martin for a number
Charles Cowling
    Funeral flowers skipped for landfill at Coychurch crematorium. Why don’t they compost them? Because they’re full of wire and oasis; it would take too long to deconstruct them.  Which is why natural burial guru Ken West calls this ‘grieving waste’.  Hat tip to James Leedam for this wretched
Charles Cowling
      “Britain, the only country in the world where at funerals the bereaved are congratulated on the degree to which they have so far supressed their emotions.”   Source        
Charles Cowling
    Martin and Julie Chatfield run one of Britain’s loveliest natural burial grounds.  Yesterday’s funeral featured this hand-painted cardboard coffin.  It was sourced by David Albery, of Exeter and District Funeral Services (a GFG recommended funeral director), who was looking after Catherine. The family took it home and painted