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Attitudes to ashes are changing in Germany

Germany, traditionally, has always been one of the strictest countries in Europe in relation to cremated remains. In most German states it is illegal to keep, bury or scatter ashes anywhere outside of cemetery, but attitudes are changing according to a recent survey. The survey of over 1000 people revealed that the vast majority of…

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Ashes contained inside a marital aid

I kid you not. Now where might a product such as this be produced, come on guess…. The Netherlands, which accordingly to the straweyist of straw-type polls I conducted was the bookies favourite. I love the Dutch. Not just because of their determination to bring all things back to sex, but in the unflinching way…

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Je suis coupable… of keeping ashes?!

Our Gallic cousins appear to have a different attitude to keeping ashes at home, well I say different attitude – it is actually illegal! In fact 72-year old widow has been convicted by a local court for keeping ashes of her deceased husband. She missed him and she wanted him near by, so last year…

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Long Barrow: Burial Chamber in Wiltshire

A fantastic Long Barrow columbarium where ashes can be buried for ever. Do you like tradition? Do you like the ancient Britain? If so we have found the right place for you. A history expert has built the first Long Barrow in England for maybe over a thousand years. This Long Barrow* is situated in…

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The False Tsar who had his ashes shot out of a cannon!

  This is a great little story from northern europe from the early 17th century, during the Polish–Muscovite War (1605–1618) The incident is set in the conflict or series of conflicts that involved  the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth taking an opportunistic swipe at the Russians when the Russian Tsardom was torn into a series of civil wars. As with many civil…

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What do these Greeks have in common…

People who commit suicide, untoothed children and persons struck by lightning? The answer: they were not allowed to be cremated. It would appear that in pre christian times cremation was the standard form of funeral and that as christianity took hold, a distinction between the old and the new must be established and  previous practises were considered…

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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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Thank Kew – Scattering at Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens: permit ashes to be scattered. This can be arranged by emailing commemorative@kew.org or by calling Lauren Bond 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 scattering per day is permitted. At Kew ashes can be scattered in…

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