Charles Cowling
  Walter Harrison was born on the coal barge Baron in July 1921. He lived on the canal for 30 years and worked on the waterways for much of his life. Family and friends of the pensioner, known as Wally, followed the coffin along the towpath. Full story here. 
Charles Cowling
  We’ve written about Chuck Lakin here before. He’s a retired librarian and active woodworker with a line in plain pine coffins. Above all, he’s a lovely guy.  He recently held a make-your-own-coffin workshop in his home town of Waterville, Maine.  No one came.  Lakin, 67, said he had planned