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Scattering Ashes – Please do it Safely!

When choosing to scatter ashes people are often drawn to the most dramatic or significant piece of the landscape: the a promontory, a mountain peak or a cliff edge. These places are often fraught with danger and in an emotionally heightened state this is risk can be increased. Last month it would appear that two […]

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Kent: The River Medway – Tonbridge

Scattering Ashes on the River Medway Tonbridge   Location Big Bridge, Tonbridge High Street TN9 1DR Area of operation River Medway in Kent Type of boat Modern electric launch Duration of trip Any to suit, minimum 30 minutes Capacity of boat 12 passengers Refreshments Located in the centre of Tonbridge with many café, restaurants and […]

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The Legal Definition of Cremation Ashes

The Legal Definition of Cremation Ashes Finally, we have a legal definition of cremation ashes in England and Wales. While it may seem surprising that nothing had been formally established before, it is reassuring that we now have a clear definition set out in the new Cremation (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2016. According to […]

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Ashes Scattered in Space

Scatter your loved one’s ashes in space Send your loved one on a breathtaking final journey to be scattered at the edge of space. This unique space burial service carries their ashes in a bespoke vessel to 100,000 feet above the Earth, where they are released in a beautiful cascade into the stratospheric winds which […]

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Amble near Newcastle: Northumbria

Boat charter Amble near Newcastle scattering ashes at sea   Location Amble, Northumberland Area of operation Alnmouth Bay or a visit to Coquet Island Type of boat Storebro 34 Workboat Duration of trip Approx 45 -60 Mins Capacity of boat 8 people Refreshments Can be arranged Suitable urns Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead […]

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Is it grave robbing or grounds maintenance?

Darren Bibb is angry with Solihull Council: accusing them of grave robbing!  Mr Bibb’s disabled son passed away just after his 18th birthday in 2011, and the family decided to place a stone memorial over where his ashes are buried on the grass and adjacent to the headstone. But the council has removed the memorial stone. […]

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Maldon: Essex

Scattering Ashes on the Thames Estuary Maldon, Essex   Location  Maldon, Essex Area of operation Blackwater Type of boat  Thames Sailing Barge Duration of trip  2-4 hours Capacity of boat  50 Refreshments  Lunches, Afternoon Teas or self-cater.  Licensed Bar. Additional info  The whole barge can be hired privately. Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water […]

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Coniston Water: Lake District

Scattering Ashes on Coniston Water in the Lake District   Location Coniston Area of operation Coniston Water, Lake District, South Cumbria Type of boat Traditional – Beautiful wooden launch Duration of trip  1-2 hours after last sailing of the day or early morning Capacity of boat 63 persons Video of the Location See the location […]

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Temporary ashes storage: Essex

  Not yet ready to scatter, bury or inter your loved ones ashes permanently, yet do not feel able or comfortable keeping them at home? Now you have the option of storing the ashes in a dignified, tasteful and secure environment.  However instead of needing to sign up to for fifteen or twentyfive year lease on a […]

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Burnley FC says no to Radio 5 presenter

  Burnley FC has number of famous supports perhaps the the most famous is Prince Charles (I was a little surprised to read this too) anyway among the faithful is Radio 5 Presenter Tony Livesey. In a discussion about the Brazilian club Corinthians offering burial plots for their fans Mr Livsey, proclaimed that he was going […]

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Scattering mum at Gibraltar point

  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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Facebook to the rescue again!

Two positive stories about Facebook in one week! Fingers crossed I will be on the payroll soon. This is the story of a man who had his mother ashes returned to him after a Facebook appeal. A thief stole his van in Bridport, Dorset then returned the ashes (not the van) presumably after having his […]

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Columbarium: St John the Baptist in Norwich

This is a real beauty, the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich has a wonderful columbarium in its vaulted undercroft at the east end of the Cathedral. St John’s is the second largest Catholic cathedral in the UK. The niches are finely worked bronze cabinets containing individual urns and are sited in the […]

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