Fran Hall
Hannah Wessel of Stoneletters Fergus Wessel, founder of Stoneletters, is a master of his craft, and provides a personal, sensitive service for bereaved families. He operates from his workshop in the Cotswolds with his small team, and prospective clients are encouraged to go and meet him there to see his
Fran Hall
Fresh out of the box and ready for reading, here’s the e-book that is essential for the library of anyone with an interest in anything funereal. Or actually anyone with an interest in life. Enough said. Published today. Buy it here.  
Charles Cowling
  From the ever-excellent Kenny Farquharson’s latest column in The Times: There were just two drinkers at the bar when I walked in. Once they had established I was not from “the social” they were warm and engaging. One stood nursing a whisky under a sign that said “Nicky’s Corner”.
Charles Cowling
  We recently wrote to BBC R4’s Last Word programme suggesting they include more ordinary people – local heroes, we called them – here. We said: “The stories of those of our fellow-citizens who have lived and struggled and won some and lost some are moving and inspiring. All priests
Charles Cowling
Posted by Eleanor Whitby I was wandering around a churchyard on that one sunny  summer’s day, as you do, and came upon a few really lovely headstones. The first was surrounded by a burst of colour in a green area of flat memorials in the council owned section – I
Charles Cowling
    The Rise of the Maori Tribal Tattoo By Ngahuia Te Awekotuku University of Waikato, New Zealand Body adornment – swirling curves of black on shoulders, thighs, lower back, arms, upper feet, rear calves – has become an opportunity for storytelling as well. Some symbols represent children born, targets
Charles Cowling
It was the Jubilee weekend and a year since we had all gathered around Muriel’s hospital bed as she told the Doctors that she wanted no more treatment, no interventions, no resuscitation. She told us she had had a wonderful life, she was ready to go, that she wanted to be
Charles Cowling
    It makes us very, very happy, today, to salute the launch of a business created by an extraordinarily nice person. Her name is Poppy Mardall and her business is called Poppy’s. What a brilliant name.  Here at the GFG we have been following Poppy’s progress through her development
Charles Cowling
Found this touching memorial to a dead Dad… It’s his actual hand print tattooed onto the son’s shoulder.
Charles Cowling
   Posted by Richard Rawlinson   From 7 Up in 1964 to 56 Up today, this remarkable documentary series has been filming the same group of people for a biblical seven days of their lives every seven years for almost five decades. Catch 56 Up on ITV at 9pm this