Something old, something news

Charles Cowling


Tear of sadness from the Imaginarium of Tears


In Wales a car crashed into a funeral procession killing the horse that was pulling the hearse –

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Dead women are being dug up in China to be corpse brides for dead bachelors –  This inspired London fashionista to include a corpse bride installation in her recent show –

Cremation is now legal in Greece. Our brothers and sisters in crematoria are intrigued by this cremator –

Over the last 5 years 1.2 million people have taken out payday loans to cover the cost of a funeral, a total of £576 million –

A discussion about funeral sex here –

Sharp-eyed viewers of Happy Valley saw strangled Amelia Bullmore blink on the mortuary table –

The C of E can repulse civil celebrants, says the Church Times –  Letter from civil celebrant here –

Old people who lose a partner are being fed antidepressants –

Kenya has a problem with necrophiliac mortuary workers –

Good article by Rosie Inman-Cook of the NDC here –

Disruptive startups are bringing the French funerals business up to date –

Finally, in the US people are tending to go to visitations and skip the funeral. Has the British memorial service something to learn from this sort of less structured, drop-in event?

That’s it. Have a great week.

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