Charles Cowling
Okay then, what’s so what’s our line on the latest media coverage of Funeralworld sparked by the ‘consumer advocacy organisation’ Which? deploring mendacious, predatory funeral directors? All the age-old charges are levelled against funeral directors: opaque pricing, upselling, and talking people into services they don’t need like embalming. Out of
Charles Cowling
Posted by Vale My son told me that this is one of the songs he’d like at his funeral. If you’re impatient the singing starts at about 1.45s in: Of all the money e’er I had, I spent it in good company. And all the harm I’ve ever done, Alas!
Charles Cowling
Posted by Vale Ronald Searle is no more. We marked the day here at the GFG Batesville tower with a blog post and a brief period of mourning by dressing like Alaster Sim playing the headmistress of St Trinian’s. Enuff said. But, in the pages of the Economist, the grate
Charles Cowling
  From Richard Rawlinson, our religious correspondent, who is a Catholic.    The campaign against ugly and extraneous coffin handles launched by aesthete and designer David Hicks, which the GFG ran a little while back – here – has support in high places. Pope John Paul II’s coffin was beautiful in
Charles Cowling
    A used casket went up for sale last month at a Los Angeles auction house with the estimate price of $1,000. The ‘one previous owner’ was Lee Harvey Oswald, President John F Kennedy’s suspected assassin. Shot dead by Jack Ruby just days after JFK’s murder in 1963, he