Charles Cowling
  Producer-director Ben Anderson (the first undercover undertaker, back in the day) says this: “That Funeral Director on your local High Street that looks like a trustworthy and caring family run business probably isn’t…this is an unregulated world in desperate need of reform.” Fair comment? You can read the ITV
Charles Cowling
The chapel where it happened   A burglar is engaged in his work of ransacking a chapel wherein lies a dead person awaiting their funeral. He is disturbed, mid-rampage, by the arrival of the undertaker coming to get everything ready for the service. The burglar, panicked, attempts to climb into
Charles Cowling
Green, eco, alternative funeral directors   Overheard at the Joy of Death convention: “I wish all these conventional funeral directors weren’t here, I think this event should only be for progressives.” My heart sank. We don’t need another postcode gang in Funeralworld. It’s beginning to feel like Peckham. Name-calling, in-fighting, backstabbing.
Charles Cowling
  Poppy Mardall thinks this would make a good funeral song.  Well I know my death will not come ‘Til I breathe all the air out my lungs ‘Til my final tune is sung That all is fleeting Yeah, but all is good And my love is my whole being
Charles Cowling
  Marilyn Watts died at 4.30 in the morning on Tuesday. She had been suffering from cancer.  Well known to many in the world of funerals, she was Anne Barber’s right-hand person at Civil Ceremonies and was instrumental, together with Anne and Professor Tony Walter, in creating a pioneering training
Charles Cowling
    Posted by Richard Rawlinson  As both mother of a son with learning disabilities and also Professor of Psychiatry of Disability at St George’s, University of London, Baroness Hollins is well qualified to be founder and editor of the Books Beyond Words series, which communicates through pictures difficult messages to
Charles Cowling
  Barnet funeral experts are unsurprised by news that London is the most expensive place in the country to die. Emma Sargant, Director of Churchills Family Funeral Directors in East Barnet Road said: “I haven’t put my prices up since 2008.” However, Barry Broad of Brooks Funerals in Church Hill