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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
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    Posted by Richard Rawlinson Do you remember what you were doing on 9/11/2001? I was visiting the offices of BSkyB in London, discussing media issues in a meeting room that had a TV screen on a wall showing Sky News with the volume down. Our conversation came to an
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  It all began in South Africa. I bet you didn’t know that. Top Gear tweeted during it. So did Diane Abbot and British Gas. In Asda, Bournemouth, they played Sweet Soul Music during it. In Ayrshire they once shockingly forgot to do it at all. It was transplanted to
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  Guest post by John Porter I was wandering around the Albert Dock in Liverpool and came across these padlocks locked to the immensely thick chain that guarded the quayside. In fact there were thousands of them! Many had etched inscriptions saying things like “Will love you for ever Simon”, “Never
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  “By all means have memorials. Make them out of Government stone if you like. Make them uniform. But you have no right to employ, in making these memorials, the bodies of other people’s relatives. It is not decent, it is not reasonable, it is not right.” “When the widows
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    The Memorial Awareness Board (MAB) invites you to commemorate the centenary year of the First World War with a national photography competition Launch date is on the 30th May with entries closing on 31st July, with the winner to be announced on 1st September. Now in its fifth
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  Browner’s memorial, Isle of Portland   The dead of the First World War were tucked up in cemeteries designed and regulated by Those Who Know Best. Edwin Lutyens was one of the architects. Rudyard Kipling was in charge of what was inscribed. The result is, most people agree, fitting
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Example of a MuchLoved online charity giving page   We’re always happy to promote the work of top people we really like. One of them is Jonathan Davies and his team at MuchLoved. MuchLoved is the pioneer of online charity fundraising at funerals. Enhancements to the website’s functionality means it’s now possible to fundraise for any
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lap·i·dar·y—adjective: characterized by an exactitude and extreme refinement that suggests gem cutting: a lapidary style; lapidary verse. Of, pertaining to, or suggestive of inscriptions on stone monuments. And what about the epitaph above? (Click it to make it bigger.) They knew how to tell it in them days.    Birmingham cathedral
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  Ever heard of Joss Nankoo? No, I hadn’t either. You have now. He’s a stonemason and lettercutter. Here at the GFG we revere lettercutters. And we love lovely human beings. Joss (above) is both. You can see that. At around twice the price of machine-carved shiny Chinese granite you