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Gandhi’s ashes urn stolen

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Gandhi's ashes urn stolen

Gandhi’s ashes urn stolen Gandhi’s ashes urn stolen. Mahatma Gandhi, considered by many Indians to be  ‘the father of the Nation’, has had his 150th Birthday celebrations slightly marred. An urn containing a portion of his ashes was stolen from the Bapu Bhawan memorial in the state of Madhya Pradesh, and a poster of the…

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Bespoke Wooden Urns – Meet Your Maker – Simon Hopwood

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Bespoke Wooden Urns Maker - Simon Hopwood

Bespoke Wooden Urns Bespoke Wooden Urns that are Local – Sustainable – Handmade – Bespoke – Unique – brimming with Craftsmanship. We have a passion for all the above and Simon our carpenter who makes our Dartmoor range of Wooden Urn covers all these bases and more. Simon has been a woodworker for 25 years,…

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Is a will the last word on ashes? 2019

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Wills are funny things. They can be as eccentric as the people who make them. Think of Jonathan Jackson, who set aside a small fortune in his will for the construction of a mansion for cats. Or Houdini, who asked his wife to conduct a séance each year on the anniversary of his death. We…

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Exhumation of Ashes, Rounders and Drug Dealing

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If you have buried ashes and you want to move them it can be difficult if not impossible, particularly if they the ground they are buried in has on blessed (consecrated ground). In which case it is up to the Church of England’s court to decide whether they can be removed. And they don’t like…

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Land Rover Funerals

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Company Name Land Rover Funerals About the company Land Rover Funerals offer a unique 4×4 Land Rover hearse and support vehicle.   With the these iconic and instantly recognisable vehicles you can express and show off your loved one’s passion in life, whether country or city based. Land Rover Funerals’ Defender hearse is available with…

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Is the crematorium the right place to hold a funeral?

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Over recent year there has been an increasing trend to hold the entire funeral at the crematorium. Recent figures suggest that this is around 80% of families do this. This is possibly due to several factors. Increased secularisation, the church was always the main place for a funeral and then often it would be close…

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Direct Cremation is not for everyone, but it is for some

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Direct cremation, never heard of it? Well it is what David Bowie did when he died. No family, no crematoria visit, no fuss. He then had his ashes scattered in Bali (Indonesia). Direct cremation is not a new phenomenon but in its current form it is different enough to be making a stir. Depending on…

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Bennetts Funeral Directors: Brentwood, Essex

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Company Name Bennetts Funeral Directors About the company Traditional funeral directors with a contemporary edge.   Bennetts Funeral Directors have been established since 1891, we pride ourselves on still being a family owned and run business with care of the family, before, during and after the funeral is of paramount importance.  Our two bereavement groups…

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Where would you Celebrate the life of your loved one?

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Competition Time To enter our competition all you need to do is fill in the form below with your name, email address, where you would like to celebrate the life of your loved one and why. We will select 10 suggestions at random on the 1st August and email you to get details of where…

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Dumping of Ashes makes a Scottish beauty spot unsightly

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Scatter ashes at beauty spots hits the papers again For ten years I have writing about scattering ashes, where you can and where you can’t, what you should and shouldn’t do. In fact, in one of my early post I had angry walker in the Lake District blaming me [how very dare he!] for the…

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Ashes Jewellery – Why does it help us grieve?

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Moon and Stars Pendant - Ashes Jewellery

Losing someone you love is difficult, most of want a connection to that special person. The question is how to make that connection, that memory bond, so it is not surprising to me that  funeral or mourning jewellery (ashes jewellery as we think of it now), is now a popular choice. Mourning Jewellery has been…

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Companion Ashes Jewellery

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Companion Ashes Jewellery

Companion Ashes Jewellery Companion Ashes Jewellery is a fantastic way to keep the ashes of two or more sets of your loved one’s ashes with you forever. You might want a pendant with Grandma and Grandad’s ashes, or Mum and Dad, or two pets. Whoever you want to cherish we can create a unique and…

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Embassies in the UK – Contacts for travelling with ashes

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Embassies in the UK contact details for travelling with ashes

Embassies in the UK – Contacts for travelling with ashes THE LONDON DIPLOMATIC LIST Alphabetical list of the representatives of Foreign States & Commonwealth Countries in London with the names & designations of the persons returned as composing their Diplomatic Staff. Representatives of Foreign States & Commonwealth Countries & their Diplomatic Staff enjoy privileges &…

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What to say while scattering ashes

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What to say when scattering ashes

What to say while scattering ashes Picking the right words to say while scattering ashes can seem daunting, but with a bit of preparation and thought  it isn’t too tricky can be very cathartic. What you are looking to do is capture the essence of the person, without waffling or getting too upset. With a…

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What is a Water Ceremony?

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What is a Water Ceremony?

What is a Water Ceremony? We are asked ‘what is a water ceremony’ almost every day so I thought I would put together an explanation. Please please ask any questions that you have that I haven’t covered in the comments underneath and we’ll always do our best to answer them. A water ceremony is simply…

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Handmade Keepsake Urns – Meet Your Maker – Clare Mahoney

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Handmade Keepsake Urns by Clare Mahoney Handmade Keepsake Urns. Clare Mahoney is a ceramic artist with a fascination for the natural world. A member of the renowned Devon Guild of Master Craftsmen. She works exclusively in clay using a variety of techniques.  A graduate of The Glasgow School of Art, completing an MA at Howard…

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Flower Symbolism for Water Ceremonies

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Flower Symbolism for Water Ceremony

Flower Symbolism for Water Ceremonies Flower Symbolism for Water Ceremonies. Using flowers can add a very special element to your ceremony.  You can add different flowers simply because you like them. Or you might like to add flowers because they mean something symbolic to you, your family or your beliefs. Flowers can be a central…

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