Fran Hall
Introduced for the first time in 2017, this category had six shortlisted candidates, all of whom offer alternative solutions to the perennial question of what to do with the ashes. The runner up in this category was chosen for their personal involvement and artistry in creating bespoke funerary urns with
Fran Hall
“The barrow, its shape, its natural stone, its location, instantly gave me the same feeling of the past being an essential part of the present, of our lives being a shared history. Of peace and calm and connection. And I am drawn to the barrow as a place of rest
Charles Cowling
  Davina Kemble’s pebblewood coffin was unveiled at the Ideal Death Show 2013. Reviews were mixed. Some undertakers thought it would be impossible to persuade a dead person to conform to its rounded shape; others reckoned there was no problem. Since then, Davina’s partnership with her manufacturer reached a conclusion, but
Fran Hall
Guest post by Tim Morris The House of Commons Work & Pensions Committee report published on 31st March contained evidence that a funeral director had refused to hand over the ashes of a deceased person to the family concerned until the funeral account had been settled. It should be noted
Charles Cowling
Posted by Richard Rawlinson It’s not easy to get advertising right in Funeralworld. Selling your services to bereaved people has unique challenges requiring a deft touch. This online promotion for cemeteries and crematoria in Australia uses the fear of possible theft of an urn of ashes as the reason to pay to
Charles Cowling
  We love this new way of scattering ashes and we think you will, too. Flight begins at 1 min 30 secs. Website here.
Charles Cowling
  Add all these up. What do you get?  Phosphate 47.5% Calcium 25.3% Sulfate 11.00% Potassium 3.69% Sodium 1.12% Chloride 1.00% Silica 0.9% Aluminum Oxide 0.72% Magnesium 0.418% Iron Oxide 0.118% Zinc 0.0342% Titanium Oxide 0.0260% Barium 0.0066% Antimony 0.0035% Chromium 0.0018% Copper 0.0017% Manganese 0.0013% Lead 0.0008% Tin 0.0005%
Charles Cowling
  The indefatigable Tom Walkinshaw, to whose market  survey many readers of the blog contributed, is coming closer to realising his dream of launching ashes into space. He has given up the day job in order to make it happen.  He already has a prototype of the satellite that would
Charles Cowling
  Cambodian royal family members travel on a royal boat as they prepare to drop the ashes of King Norodom Sihanouk into the Mekong river in Phnom Penh. Source.
Charles Cowling
Posted by Vale We could do with thinking more about what the scattering of ashes. A while ago Evelyn published a wonderful post on the blog (find it here) about scattering Muriel’s ashes in an ‘open, high place’,  and I came across this  poem recently by Edward Storey. It’s a record