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Loch Coruisk, Isle of Skye: Scotland

Scattering Ashes at Sea – Isle of Skye Location Elgol, Isle of Skye, Scotland Area of operation Loch Coruisk Type of boat Lochin 38 – a high-specification, modern, powerful sea-going vessel Duration of trip 1½ hours or longer if you wish to go ashore Capacity of boat 40 with no minimum numbers Refreshments Free tea, […]

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Isle of Man, Irish Sea

Scattering Ashes at Sea – Isle of Man Location Isle of Man Area of operation Isle of Man Type of boat Passenger boats Duration of trip Depends on where you want to go. Capacity of boat 10 people Additional info The west coast of the Island has some of the most beautiful scenery in the […]

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Cremated ashes down the gutter

  In America the family of a murdered Portuguese journalist followed the dead man’s wishes and tipped his cremated remains down the subway grate in Times Square. There is no reason given as to why Carlos Castro wished to be memorialised in this why just that the family made a hasty exit after the deed. It seems […]

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Wigan Pier, Lancashire: Leeds to Liverpool Canal

Location Cruises from Wigan Pier, Wallgate, Wigan, Lancashire Area of operation The Leeds and Liverpool Canal from Wigan. Type of boat Passenger Trip Boat Duration of trip  2 Hours. Capacity of boat 40 guests Refreshments Tea and Coffee and a fully licensed, well stocked bar. Additional info This location is ideal for Hindus or Sikh families as […]

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Memorial tree – a great remembrance gift

Memorial trees are just great. They provide a focus point for remembrance, they represent life and the renewal of life. A company that Charles at the Good Funeral Guide spotted are doing mail order trees. I have to say (and I am not on commission – honest) the deal seems reasonable. Cards and flowers are […]

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Scatter ashes at Cricket Grounds our new page

The thwack of Leather on Willow. The halcyon days of an English summer. This wonderfully evocative sport has its routes deeply intertwined with the fabric of the English nation (sorry those from Glamorgan I am generalising). We have put pages up on which horse racing venues and football grounds allow the spreading of ashes and […]

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Scattering ashes at sea

We asked you whether you would prefer to have your ashes scatter over the sea, a river or a canal. It turns out that 70% would prefer the sea and the rest said river – no one said a canal. Why the Sea and and why not the canal? I guess the sea resonates more […]

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Interring ashes: In a House of Cards?

Perhaps an unnecessarily cryptic title, however Sir Ian Richardson aka Francis Urquhart in the much acclaimed television drama the House of Cards passed away four years ago, and not uncommonly his wife was undecided what to do with the cremated ashes until their son had a splendid idea – to inter him in the the […]

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Putting cremation ashes into jewellery

I do wonder about the web sometimes it is just so well… big, the top dog at Google Eric Scmidt says: “Every two days now we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until  2003, according to Schmidt. That’s something like five exabytes of data,” What ever an exabytes […]

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Scattering ashes tradition – Is it Norse?

  Many cultures that use cremation instead of burial will scatter the ashes, but cremation is a ‘fairly’ new phenomena in the modern western society and scattering ashes, particularly in the UK, is even more recent. I was wondering where the western origins of the tradition might lie. So far I have come across one […]

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Ashes in a Terrarium – how thoroughly modern

Not quite sure what to make of this. The website The Modern Mourner has come up with the idea of cremation ashes kept in a terrarium as they say the phosphate in the the ash acts as a fertiliser, again not perhaps for the faint hearted, but it is discrete, it gives life and is […]

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Cremation Ashes as an art form

Cremated ashes evoke strong feelings and the art world loves playing with just those feelings. Watch this, and maybe like me you will end up scratching your head and frowning, not that it’s is bad or for that matter good, it is certainly different and challenging. I guess I couldn’t make up my mind whether […]

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Ashes at Aintree Racecourse

It is good news and it is simple, Aintree the home of the Grand National Horse race says yes to the scattering of cremation ashes. It is possible to scatter ashes at the Aintree Racecourse.  Please contact the grounds team, who will arrange a time for this to take place at a convenient part of the […]

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Bard Humbug

Sad news for all you fans of Shakespeare, unfortunately the Trust that runs the properties in Stratford upon Avon has informed us that ‘[They] do not allow the scattering of ashes at any of the Shakespeare properties.’ . A shame but I guess they don’t have much space and a lot of visitors. Perhaps you could […]

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The missing episode of The Wire

  Cremated ashes mistaken for narcotics A traffic stop in Wyoming led investigators to a powdery substance believed to be drugs, but it turned out to be cremains of a grandmother. The traffic stop happened about 7 a.m. Wednesday on a stretch of Wyoming 28, in southwestern Wyoming-  according to a Wyoming Highway Patrol media […]

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Cheltenham Races – gets a gold star

Good news – it would appear that Cheltenham Racecourse allows scattering of cremated funeral ashes, here is what they say: ” We allow the scattering of ashes at Cheltenham Racecourse. There is no charge however there are restrictions as to when they can do this. We don’t permit it during race meetings or either the […]

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Ashes into Vinyl Record

  This one is has to be a boundary shot. Truly different. I see the the sentiment and and appreciate the two fingered salute,  however I have to say I think this is a landmark! Yep it’s true a British company the will press your ashes into a record- you can record your last will […]

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Thank Kew – Scattering at Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens: permit ashes to be scattered. This can be arranged by emailing commemorative@kew.org or by calling Rebekah Spencer on 020 8332 3645. It can be done on any day, and while there is no specific notice period the earlier the better as only one scattering per day is permitted. At Kew ashes can be scattered […]

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Gran’s ashes run aground

  The Bournemouth Echo carried a bitter sweet tale of a family who were carrying their Gran’s ashes on a boat to be scattered at sea near the Old Harry Rocks in Dorset. Unfortunately the boat got into trouble and got stuck on the rocks. Apparently they had to be rescued by the RNLI, which the whole […]

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Raoul Moat’s ashes

  The family of  the gunman Raoul Moat, want his ashes to be scattered near where he killed himself on the riverbank in Rothbury. However the locals see things different and have no desire to be associated with the man and don’t want their village to attract those wishing to memorialise Mr Moat or those […]

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Not allowed alongside fallen comrades…

  A French General asked for his funeral ashes to be scattered alongside those of his fallen comrades in Vietnam. General Marcel Bigeard, one of France’s most decorated soldiers, died last month, and this was his wish. However Vietnamese government has turned down a request to scatter the ashes at the site of a battle […]

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Ashes into Art exhibition

  Here is an competition and exhibition in the US, sent over to me by Charles Cowling at the Good Funeral Guide, that deals exclusively with funeral urns as an art form. At first I thought now that’s a bit odd an exhibition about works of art for cremated ashes, but actually if you have a look […]

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