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Hindu Ashes Immersion Ceremony in the UK – 2019

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Hindu Ashes Immersion Ceremony

The population of Hindus and Sikhs in the UK is over 800k. Many of the second-generation Indian diaspora are now in the position of having to arrange funerals. They may not be versed in Hindu and Sikh funeral rights, below is brief guide to help those want to respect their relative’s tradition, but do not…

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I want a Viking Funeral – What can I do?

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“Dad said he wanted a Viking funeral; can it be done” this is pretty much as a call we received last week. This is not as unusual request as you might think, films, novels, TV series like Game of Thrones or Vikings amongst other things trigger something within our imagination. And there is something about…

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Veteran’s Ashes Parachuted in for a final farewell

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Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday Remembrance Sunday is an important time of reflection. It has been 101 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the ‘Great’ War, 75 years since D-Day and this year also saw the 75th anniversary of the ill-fated operation Market Garden, the offensive to capture strategic bridges in the Netherlands, that…

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Scattering Ashes at Sea: Newhaven: Sussex

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Scattering Ashes on the Newhaven, Sussex If you want a water ceremony for scattering your loved ones ashes in the South Coast on the Channel Location Newhaven Marina W Quay, Newhaven BN9 9BY Area of operation Category 6 3 miles from Newhaven Marina Type of boat Luxury Mediterranean rib Duration of trip Any time Capacity…

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Does your family need more time at the Crematorium?

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Does your family need more time at the Crematorium?

Does your family need more time at the Crematorium? Does your family need more time at the Crematorium? A rushed service is not a good experience for anyone. In fact, our research shows, when you feel you have not had enough time to say goodbye – it can upset, enrage, distress even traumatize someone. BUT,…

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Ashes incorporated in wedding fingernail design

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Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue, the old phrase that brides refer to when hoping to bring luck to the marriage. So once you have checked these off the list the next obvious request would be to have your nail design incorporated a sprinkling of you fathers ashes, right? Well okay not…

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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 Urns 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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