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I want an Anglo-Saxon Funeral

I would like an Anglo-Saxon Funeral According to the evidence Anglo Saxons choose both burial and cremation. It would appear that Angles (those who settled more to the East) opted for cremation and the Saxons tended more towards burial, but evidence of both types of ceremony have been found within the same graveyard. If the […]

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Ashes are PRICELESS

Ashes are priceless – this is true, pretty much one of the only things that can said to be truly priceless. When the expression is used more generally say a family heirloom – there is a price, because when they are lost insurance companies find a price – and they don’t pay sentimental value. But […]

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Freddie Mercury’s Ashes ex keeping stumm

Freddie Mercury’s Ashes Mary believes he was worried his final resting place would be targeted by vandals. In an interview with Mary in 2013 she said: “He didn’t want anyone trying to dig him up as has happened with some famous people. “Fans can be deeply obsessive – he wanted it to remain a secret […]

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The changing trends towards cremation in the USA

Here is an interesting article from USA Today which has looked at changing trends in death rituals in the US and greater adoption of cremation. The article points to six noticeable changes in culture: More people are personalising cremation The articles points to the fact that there is greater choice out there for people to […]

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Even TripAdvisor is joining in!

  Well sort of, I came across someone last week asking for tips for a location to scatter their mothers ashes “Good place on Lewis to scatter ashes My mother sadly passed away in October and the family is hoping to have a get-together next July to commemorate her life and scatter her ashes in […]

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Cremation over takes burial in Australia

    Okay I can’t speak for the whole country as this article comes from the Brisbane area. So I am going to generalise and say without any statistical rigor that this is the trend across the country. So what do they say is causing it? They say – Religion, space and economic rationalisation In […]

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Theft of an Cremation Urn: what a crime?!

  Theft of an Urn Every week I have a look through material that appears on the Web looking for stories and developments in societies relationship with cremation ashes and memorialisation. And every week I discount at least two reports of heinous thefts of urns and caskets from grieving relatives. It actually happened to a […]

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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 to […]

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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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