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Testing water urns from a height

The Results: Testing Water Urns We received lots of question about which urns are appropriate for what locations. Many people choose to scatter ashes at sea and often people think that the want place the ashes directly into deep. So locations like piers, harbour walls, cliffs and high sided boats present a challenge. The problem […]

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Portsmouth Hampshire: Solent

  Location Gosport – Portsmouth Area of operation Solent and English Channel Type of boat Catamaran Duration of trip 2 – 4 hours Capacity of boat 12 Refreshments Yes. Tea, coffee and a microwave Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply […]

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Appeal – RIVER WALKS BBC – River Soar

Hello there, I am a freelance TV producer and the BBC has asked me to tender ideas for a River Walks programme. I would pitch for the East Midlands version of this regional commission – revealing interesting walks alongside various rivers in the region. On the River Soar in Leicestershire we are thinking of featuring […]

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Clandon Wood Natrual Burial Site for Ashes: Surrey

Cremation ashes interment at Clandon Wood The site offer a high quality service in the heart of Surrey Offering religious, spiritual or secular ash interment service or commemoration. They have wonderful contemporary glass pavilion is a perfect setting for you to have both a farewell service as well as a catered gathering should you wish and […]

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Etihad Airways cremation ashes policy

Carrying ashes on a Etihad Airways flight Etihad Airways The Abu Dhabi based flight operator  has announced that it is rolling out new rules on carry-on bags aboard flights they are restricting certain powder material from cabin luggage. The good news is that there is certain exemptions and cremated remains is one of them: 1. Medically […]

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Bespoke Drone Sky Burial for Ashes

A unique service to suit your families needs. the company using a drone designed and able to carry and scatter a set of ashes will give your loved one a truly memorable send off, plus the whole event can be filmed for posterity, a truly special event. As there is so much flexibility it is […]

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Hawking’s Ashes are buried with the greats

The late great professor Stephen Hawking ashes have been interred at Westminster Abbey between those of Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton. He was buried under an are at a ceremony conducted on 15 June 2018 Quite rightly so, not only achieving so much for science but for his positive impact on attitudes towards disability. And […]

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Pembrokeshire, Wales: Milford Haven

Scattering Ashes on water at Milford Haven Location Milford Haven Marina Area of operation Milford Haven water way and St. Brides Bay Type of boat Cabin rhib Duration of trip Up to 2 hours Capacity of boat 11 passengers Refreshments Can be arranged on shore Suitable urns Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead […]

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The Soulton Long Barrow: Shropshire

Situated within the Shropshire Landscape close to Wem, and Shrewsbury is the Soulton Long Barrow. This is the third Long Barrow to be built in the UK in the last couple of Millenia, Lovingly replicated and handcrafted the longs barrow sits with nature and is an absolutely beautiful way to inter a loved one ashes. […]

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Lowestoft: Norfolk and Suffolk Broads

Location Somerleyton, Suffolk (between Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth) Area of operation Norfolk and Suffolk Broads – River Waveney Type of boat Broadland Grebe. Traditional vintage Broads motor cruiser built in 1958. Duration of trip As required, usually 1-2 hours but longer by prior arrangement. Capacity of boat 4/5 plus crew of 2 Refreshments Light refreshments […]

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The rise of unclaimed ashes in Japan

The issue of unclaimed ashes in Japan is becoming a problem for the local authorities. A trend mirroring the UK. Whilst there are cultural differences, many of the issues are similar to those in the UK: firstly the weakening of bonds within extended families and thus the willingness of extended family willing to pay; secondly […]

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Video: How to fill a Journey Water Urn

Scattering ceremonies can seem daunting for many reasons: you have not been to one before and you don’t know what is expected or you are wonder where and how. At Scattering Ashes one of our aims to reduce the anxiety around the ceremony and make it a truly memorable occasion. So we are trying to […]

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The Vatican’s position on the ashes of saints

The Vatican has updated it rules on relics these are body parts (and more historically) including associated items of a saint. There has been issues recently when surviving family members disagree with what the  Catholic church wishes to do body of a person once they have given saint status. The rules were last updated in […]

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Douch and Small: Wimborne, Dorset

Company Name DOUCH & SMALL, WIMBORNE About the company We are a family run company of funeral directors in Dorset. All our branches are independently managed – together we cover East & North Dorset, Poole, Wareham and the Isle of Purbeck. We offer advice and support on arranging a funeral, woodland burials, memorials, pre-paid funeral […]

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Ives and Shand: Parkstone, Poole

Company Name Ives and Shand About the company We are a family run company of funeral directors in Dorset. All our branches are independently managed – together we cover East & North Dorset, Poole, Wareham and the Isle of Purbeck. We offer advice and support on arranging a funeral, woodland burials, memorials, pre-paid funeral plans […]

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Lesley Shand Funeral Directors: Blandford Forum, Dorset

Company Name Lesley Shand Funeral Directors About the company We are a family run company of funeral directors in Dorset. All our branches are independently managed – together we cover East & North Dorset, Poole, Wareham and the Isle of Purbeck. We offer advice and support on arranging a funeral, woodland burials, memorials, pre-paid funeral […]

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