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  It’s a 1928 Chevrolet van converted into a hearse. The conversion was carried out by Robin Hattswell-Burt, who works at Penryn and Falmouth Funeral Directors in Cornwall. Says Mr Hattswell-Burt, ““I like to think we offer a more modern funeral.” Story in the Times here. Beware paywall.

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  The Natural Death Handbook, Fifth Edition A thoroughly updated and revised edition of the Natural Death Centre‘s celebrated handbook. Now presented alongside a new collection of essays on death, dying and funeral practices by doctors, historians, authors, poets, theologians and artists including Richard Barnett, David Jay Brown, Dr Sheila Cassidy,
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  What you think? Like it? He’s one of life’s good guys, is David Hicks, whose brainchild the hotrod hearse is. Here’s his story:    The Final Cruise Company was created when the life of a friend was cruelly taken on 29th May 2010. I had known Martin for a number
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  Midlands Co-op has announced the launch of its very own trike hearse. The Rocket, they call it. It’s fast, it “lets bike lovers choose a send-off in a style that mirrors the way they lived – not in a sidecar or trailer but on a custom-designed, built-for-speed motorcycle.”  Whether
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You don’t have to dig deep to discover that underneath many an an FD’s top hat is a passionate petrol head. We love our cars. And it’s an international trait too. Have a look at this great site from an Indian Funeral Directors in Bangalore – St Peter’s.   The
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  Steam nut David Letsch off to his funeral, drawn by a Burrell traction engine. Story here
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  Available for hire for funerals. Recently used by a client of the lovely Colin Fisher,  of Colin Fisher Funeral Directors, Orpington, Kent.  Interested? Check out Lasting Impressions. They also do a nice line in Rollers.   
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  From This is Surrey Today: SCORES of cyclists formed a guard of honour for the funeral procession of a popular cyclist. More than 120 people from local clubs turned out to honour Pete Mitchell at Randalls Park Crematorium in Leatherhead last Thursday. Mr Mitchell covered a staggering 570,000 miles
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Some things have Wow Factor and they may or may not wow you. Here at the Good Funeral Guide we are far more susceptible to things that have Oh Wow Factor (big difference), and the latest thing to Oh Wow us is the brand new, not yet launched, 1965 Morris Minor