Fran Hall
Andy Holder Andy is an outstandingly accomplished embalmer whose knowledge and professional skills are matched by his humanity and respect for people who have died. Overwhelming endorsements from many of the funeral directors that he works with were the reason why Andy has been picked as the Embalmer of the
Charles Cowling
Source   In Shanghai a funeral home has started using 3D printing technology to replicate parts of the face of a dead person whose head has been badly smashed and disfigured. Chinese people reckon it to be of paramount importance to present a dead person at their funeral looking good. The
Charles Cowling
  Guest post by Hatty Stafford Charles of Naturensbalm   Embalming is used in a number of circumstances and for a variety of reasons.  If the body is to be viewed before or during the funeral, embalming will sometimes be necessary.  If the person has died after an accident or
Charles Cowling
  We’re all of us connoisseurs of fine embalming here at the GFG-Batesville Shard. In the last two days we have talked about little except these two above. First, you see Bill Standley, buried on his motoring bicycle. The second miracle of the restorative arts is Christopher Rivera, shot to
Charles Cowling
  A few weeks ago I posted a blog about embalming — a short piece, just three quotes, no comment.  One of the quotes acclaimed the art of the embalmer who, ‘by and through his professional attainments‘ in causing a corpse, by artificial means, to be made tolerably presentable to the
Charles Cowling
  “In an age when the materialistic threatens to undo the mystical, there is place for him who in that hour of deepest sorrow is able, by his art, his compassion, his wisdom and knowledge, indeed, by his very presence, to minister alike to the body bereft of soul and
Charles Cowling
Lord Byron, dead   Guest post by author and journalist Ann Treneman.  Over the past four years, I have spent almost all my spare time in cemeteries for my new book ‘Finding the Plot: 100 Graves to Visit Before You Die‘. One of the key things that I have discovered is that
Charles Cowling
  There are six Rosedale funeral homes. Headquartered in Diss, they straddle the Norfolk-Suffolk border. This is a gentle, conservative part of the world. If you’ve not been for thirty years or so, you’ll find it exactly as it was. Rosedale is headed up by Anne-Beckett-Allen. She was brought up in the
Charles Cowling
Last Portrait of Mother by Daphne Todd   So, a bad week, then, for dead heads of state. Hugo Chavez can’t after all be embalmed ‘like Lenin’. By the time the experts got there it was too late for the disembowelling and the deep marinade which would have made him,
Charles Cowling
  Some people in Funeralworld get in a pickle about formaldehyde. It’s an f-word. Natural buriers won’t have it. Embalmers get cancer from it. MDF coffins are damnably full of it. It’s bad.  How bad?  The World Health Organisation published its own findings as long ago as 1991. I’m grateful