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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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Memorial Tattoos Celebs are getting in on the act

Memorial tattoos are tattoos that contain the cremation ashes of a loved one, fine gains of ash are incorporated into the ink before the tattooing. It is interesting that in the UK, celebrities have the ability to legitimise practices and set trends. We are always on the look out for when this happens with cremation ashes.  Here we […]

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Can you send cremation ashes in the post?

Royal Mail Policy on sending Ashes in the post You cannot send the whole amount of cremated human remains / cremation ashes in the post. You can however send up to 50g of ashes. The Post Office prohibits the full amount being sent either: nationally via Royal Mail and Parcelforce and internationally through Parcelforce Worldwide UK, which includes mail […]

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I Beg Your Pardon? I never…

I cannot promise you a rose garden. Truly, I can’t! The Royal National Rose Society Gardens in St Albans, Hertfordshire, does not permit individuals who are not members to scatter cremation ashes within their gardens. It’s a shame, but those are the rules. I suppose one could become a member beforehand if this were your […]

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Pets and Owners can have their ashes together

Dignity Pet Crematorium in Winchfield, Hook, Hampshire will become the first pet crematorium in the Britain to allow people to have their ashes scattered in the same place as their beloved pets. Scattering Ashes is a big supporter of this, from the surveys run on our site there were many responses that came back saying […]

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Scattering Ashes – Ashes into Fireworks: UK wide

Ashes into Fireworks Ashes into fireworks: Professional firework displays incorporating ashes are a fantastic way to celebrate the life of a loved one. They are truly fantastic events, scattering the ashes over the heavens. It is a scattering ceremony that will stay forever in the memory. We have a range of options for you. Advantages […]

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Scattering Ashes – Hot Air Balloon: South West England

We can arrange scatter ashes from from a Hot Air Balloon Flight locations:  Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon & Cornwall, more specifically Salisbury, Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Castle Cary, Taunton, Exeter, Tiverton, Ivybridge, Launceston. Gliding over some of the most spectacular landscapes England has to offer. Ballooning in dawn and dusk, our passengers can enjoy watching the sun […]

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A mother fears about crematorium land being sold off

A grieving mother who lost her quadruplets, they died after a premature birth, choose to have the ashes scattered at Bretby Crematorium, she has since discovered that the site may be sold off to a private company – Midlands Co-op Mrs Morley from the town of Burton-upon-Trent in the East Midlands has spoken out about […]

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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 […]

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Ashes into Vinyl Record

This one is truly a boundary shot—remarkably different and uniquely sentimental. It’s a brilliant way to celebrate the life of a loved one with a touch of personal flair. Imagine having your ashes pressed into a vinyl record. This concept, offered by And Vinyly, a pioneering British company, is both innovative and meaningful. It’s a […]

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Thank Kew – Scattering at Kew Gardens

Scattering Ashes and Memorialisation Policy at Kew – Royal Botanical 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 […]

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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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Sid from the Archers has his ashes scattered

Radio 4’s beloved and long-running drama, which brings the tales of country folk to life, recently ventured into the poignant and deeply personal world of scattering ashes. This touching storyline featured the character Sid, the much-loved landlord of the Bull and the erstwhile manager of the village cricket team. Sid’s ashes were scattered in a […]

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