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Myth busting at Tesside Crematoria

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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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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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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Winner of the Crematoria of the Year 2016

Scattering Ashes was the proud sponsor of the Crematoria of the Year at the Good Funeral Awards 2016, we are keen to encourage improve the customer experience of this sector, and recognise this often chastised part of the industry. There were six crematoria who made the long-list at the 2016 Good Funeral Awards. Thornhill Crematorium,…

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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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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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Stonehenge ancient cremation ashes burial site

The wonderful and enigmatic Stonehenge. One of the most famous prehistoric sites in the world. And guess what? It was a crematoria – It’s official. Well sort of, but it was certainly a post cremation grave for the ashes of VIPs, forensic archaeologists have been examining more than 50,000 cremated bone fragments, from 63 individuals…

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The Statutory Duty of English and Welsh Cremation Authorities in relation to the Disposal of Ashes

This is a direct lift from the appropriate legislation including instrument number and revoked legislation, it is actually quite clear: (c) HM Government The Cremation (England and Wales) Regulations 2008 SI No. 2841 Came into force  – 1st January 2009 PART 6 Disposal of ashes 30.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), after a cremation the cremation authority must give…

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The cost of cremation in the UK

We have had a look at the Cremation Society of Great Britain figures for the cost of cremation in the United Kingdom, are the headlines. Countries in the UK in order of cost: Most expensive England; Scotland; Wales with the least expensive being Northern Ireland. In England there is unsurprisingly a rough north south divide…

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Austerity measures impacting grieving families: Scottish crematoria shutting on a Saturday and Sunday

The article below from the Perthshire Advertiser whilst seemingly local, throws up some very interesting questions around bereavement services, their cost and availability. Perth Council have decided to retain ownership of their crematoria. A move welcomed by local funeral directors on the grounds that it will keep costs down for families. However, they have chosen…

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