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Myth busting at Tesside Crematoria

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First and foremost I must apologise for plagiarism, not something I tend to do, but this really couldn’t be improved upon.  The main reason I reproduce like this on occasion is so that good stuff like this does not get lost in the morass that is the web. So I hope I can be forgiven […]

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Christmas – coping with bereavement

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Christmas – coping with bereavement Christmas can be a very difficult time of year. It’s always brings the family memories rushing forward, especially if it a first anniversary since your loved one passed away. We have a few ideas for surviving Christmas but everyone is different so please do speak to others who have been […]

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How to honour a friend: flush him down the loo

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Okay, so that might not be the first thing you think when considering the options for the ashes of a lifelong friend. However, that is what Thomas McDonald decided to do to honour his friend. Any old toilets, you might be thinking? No, specifically those of baseball grounds in the US. Why? Well, firstly Mr […]

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Thoughts on scattering the ashes of a son

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This is article written for The Australian, I have copied it out whole. I am not aiming to plagiarise. I want people to understand some of the thoughts and emotions of others in a similar situation. Especially articles that they would not have come across ordinarily. Ones such as this below by Tom Walton on scattering the ashes of […]

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A family scattering ceremony in Shropshire

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Family scattering ceremony in Shropshire The following piece is copied unedited straight from the Family Section of the Guardian newspaper. I believe it captures a very British scattering ceremony: the emotions, the situation and the actions – I would encourage everyone to read it. You would never think to take a screwdriver when scattering your […]

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Scattering mum at Gibraltar point

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Lincolnshire scattering ahes

  This is a lovely piece about a daughter, her siblings and offspring returning their mum to the area where she grew up, at Gibraltar Point in Lincolnshire in the UK to scatter the ashes. From the BBC magazine online:  ‘Who said scattering ashes was easy?‘ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/6542207.stm The lady’s emotions are those shared by many, rather than cut […]

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