Charles Cowling
  Sexual intercourse began, Philip Larkin reckoned, in 1963. So, roughly, did the secular funeral. It was about this time that the BHA began to develop its celebrant network. Uptake wasn’t dramatic at first; most unchurched people carried on having bleak and meaningless duty-minister funerals all the same. By the turn
Charles Cowling
  Posted by Richard Rawlinson  at his eye-watering best The multiple windows of Harrods, and the eye-watering budget for the displays in these windows, are a far cry from your average undertaker’s window onto the high street. However, moving installation is perhaps one trend any retailer can take from London’s leading
Charles Cowling
  Guest post by Wendy Coulton of  www.dragonflyfunerals.co.uk   I was grateful for  the opportunity to present evidence to the Plymouth City Council ‘scrutiny review’ of its policy and services regarding Public (funded) Funerals in my professional role as a Civil Funeral Celebrant. In the light of significant budget pressures it
Charles Cowling
  If it’s the start of a new month… it must be time for another adventure in the life of the 1950 Leyland Beaver flat-bed lorry hearse.  During January and February, Britain was battered by a series of Atlantic Storms which swamped coastal towns and left huge inland areas covered