Charles Cowling
  Siegfried’s funeral march from Götterdämerung spellbindingly conducted by Klaus Tennstedt. Warning: not suitable for modest, self-effacing dead people.
Charles Cowling
    Old Yew, which graspest at the stones That name the under-lying dead, Thy fibres net the dreamless head, Thy roots are wrapt about the bones. The seasons bring the flower again, And bring the firstling to the flock; &; in the dusk of thee, the clock Beats out
Charles Cowling
  Here’s a collection of Victorian superstitions around death and funerals. Of course, everyone didn’t believe all of them but, even so, it’s remarkable (perhaps) how few have survived.   If the deceased has lived a good life, flowers would bloom on his grave; but if he has been evil,
Charles Cowling
  We like this account of the dangers posed by mercury emissions from crematoria: Mercury is an odd element. It is a metal, yet liquid at ambient temperature and it is very volatile, easily becoming a gas. Keep in mind mercury is an element, therefore cannot be destroyed. When mercury
Charles Cowling
  Josh Slocum, Executive Director of the Funeral Consumers Alliance in the USA, is a major hero to all who toil at the GFG-Batesville Tower. Here he is talking on the telly about funeral pricing and home funerals. It’s interesting to note the similarities with the British funeral industry, in