Charles Cowling
Poppy’s Funerals moved into two 19th-century buildings in Lambeth Cemetery, Tooting in January 2016. Here they install a mortuary into the old chapel.  
Charles Cowling
  Book review: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty Caitlin Doughty, graduate in medieval history and author of a sunny thesis entitled The Suppression of Demonic Births in Late Medieval Witchcraft Theory, rejects a promising career in academia in favour of one as a corpse handler and incinerator of
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  Poppy Mardall is looking for her young company’s third full-time employee. Her fresh approach to the business of funerals makes this a job more suitable, perhaps, for someone outside the industry. But she is very open to applications from those within it who feel that her philosophy is also
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    Not wanting to leave anything to chance, or to the event planning abilities of others, pioneering LGBT activist Jose Sarria laid out specific instructions for how his funeral would go down. His Imperial Court family — all those members of the organization that he founded when he named himself Empress I in
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  Most progressive initiatives in the world of death and funerals are characterised by a spirit of ‘Stop the clock, I want to go back’.  Up in Tyneside, Michele Rutherford (DipFD) has just launched a retro initiative. It’s for those people who don’t want men in black macs taking away
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    I’ve been sitting on a nice email which arrived a few days ago from Back2Back, a TV production company: I just wanted to let you know that our documentary is airing on Thursday 10th Jan, at 10pm on Channel 5. Cripes, that’s tonight already, isn’t it?  They add:  Thank you so
Charles Cowling
Charles Cowling
  Thea Munster married Adam Invader at the Toronto Zombie Walk, October 2011. The bride arrived in a coffin.
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Lockwood woman’s colourful funeral request – including a jester to walk in front of hearse     Funeral director Debbie Ingham dressed as a jester at the funeral of Margaret Harper IT WAS a fitting end to a colourful life. Lockwood grandmother Margaret Harper had only one dying wish –
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  Ru Callender talking here on the Progressive Radio Network. If the preamble seems a little long, Ru comes in at 10 mins. The whole interview lasts an hour.  “Everything we’ve learnt we’ve learnt from the people who have been brave enough and generous enough to invite us into their