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Ashes put into a Vinyl Record

After a truly unique way to remember some you loved? We work with a british company that can put the cremation ashes of your loved one into 12 inch vinyl record. Whether you want to hear a recording of their voice or a desert island discs type compilation we can help. A small amount of […]

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Ashes into Fireworks video – Self-fire Rockets

Ashes into Fireworks video – Self-fire Rockets Fireworks are a fabulous option for a spectacular send-off, watch our ashes into fireworks video to see how one family gave their loved one a truly memorable send-off. The rockets are powerful, colourful and will make any fire ceremony go with a bang. Ashes into fireworks You have two choices […]

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Christmas – coping with bereavement 2020

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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Police interfered with Teddy urn

Discreet urns are popular, you can keep ashes out of sight in a place that provides you comfort and nobody else needs to know.   On the market there is a urn that is a teddy bear the ashes are kept within the bear which are popular for infant moralities. One poor lady had her […]

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How big does a cremation urn need to be?

How big does a cremation urn need to be?

How big does a cremation urn need to be? How big does a cremation urn need to be? Different urns have different capacities, different people once cremated will result in different amounts of ash being produced. There is no exact rule for this, but it generally it relates to the weight of the person when […]

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Ashes Policy at Reading Football Club

We asked Reading Football Club to let us know what their policy was on the scattering at Madejski Stadium in Reading This is what they said: We are unable to have ashes scattered on the pitch at the Madejski Stadium. We do however have a garden of remembrance at the stadium where supporters are more than […]

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Crematoin survey

What do the public think of Crematoria – Part 1

We are running an on-going survey on the website asking members of the public what they think of crematoria. We understand that those offering cremation services are in a difficult position when wanting feedback on what they provide – they can hardly stand outside with a clipboard. Over three posts we will shedding light on some […]

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Ashes in Fireworks – a happy customer

This Celebration of Life fireworks display was for the late Diane Finlay and was organised by her sons and daughter. The display took place in October, in a place that Diane had always loved in the Northamptonshire countryside. A small group of family and friends gathered at around 7pm. After a short speech and toast […]

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Do they cremate multiple bodies at once?

Do they cremate multiple bodies at once?

Do they cremate multiple bodies at once?  No they don’t. In the UK the Code insists that each cremation is carried out separately. Furthermore the aperture (opening/door) of cremator in which the coffins are place is only big enough to accept one coffin. There are certain exceptions, specifically in certain where the cases of mother […]

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Up-cycled Jewellery – Meet Your Maker Series

Up-cycled Jewellery Up-cycled Jewellery. We are really lucky to live in a place where there are so many talented makers. From jewellers to carpenters, to wood-turners to glass makers…and they’re all really lovely people too.  People who really care about what they do and how they do it. Lots of people say they care, but I’ve […]

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Ashes into Jewellery

Ashes into Jewellery

Ashes into Jewellery We want you to be able to cherish your loved one so we have worked with artists and suppliers to offer you something that you can wear every day or on special occasions. We are always looking for new and interesting ways to put your loved one’s ashes into jewellery. If you have […]

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The legal definition of cremation ashes

Finally we have a legal definition of Cremation ashes in the England and Wales, and whilst it seems surprising that nothing had been set down before, it is good that we have one now, which is set out in the new Cremation (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016. ““ashes” means all the material left in […]

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He who pays the piper – gets the ashes

This is an extreme example of a fairly common problem. A young mother of 24 has been left heartbroken. As she is not able to receive the ashes of her child. She lost her child to cot death at 9 weeks, her controlling and abusive ex-partner who has since been sent to prison nine on charges of […]

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Council policy too blunt? No.

Coping with the death of a loved one is difficult at the best of times and small injustices can become magnified many times over, here we have the case of a lady from Pontypool in Wales, who was organising the burial of her disabled brother’s ashes and because her brother had lived away from the […]

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Variation in cremation cost across the UK 2016

Every year crematoria are getting more expensive and there is now a big difference between the top and the bottom. From the lowest price is from a crematoria run by the a local authority – Belfast City council, where the cost is £364 the highest is a private crematoria run by the funeral giant Dignity at Beckenham in Greater […]

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Communal ashes area and insensitive councils?

Everyone gets annoyed with the Council from time to time: over zealous traffic wardens, coming across the odd ‘computer says no’ clerk, or the librarian who doesn’t want their books disturbed. Those images seem to stick in the mind as opposed to the good ‘stuff’ that they do and papers both national and local tend […]

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Cremation in the Republic of Ireland

Ireland and the UK have many similar customs. Cremation is not one of them. In fact very few people in the RoI get cremated and whilst it is on the increase it is still around 15% (compared to ~75% of us in the UK). Why? Probably a combination of belief, customs and tradition. I found […]

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BBC Open Source

BBC Open Source

BBC Open Source The BBC have a brilliant radio programme called Open Source, they transmit it live from their news rooms – there are several – and feature news as it’s happening live from all over the world. On Thursday 14th July, alongside all the Teresa May appointment furore, there was a piece from Japan about sending ashes into […]

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