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Legal or illegal scattering ashes

Is Scattering Ashes without permission Illegal?

Is Scattering Ashes without permission Illegal? Yes! Well, err maybe, possibly… Every website you read covering scattering ashes says roughly: You can’t scatter ashes on land without the landowners permission – this is true, you can’t. Some say: It is illegal to scatter ashes on someone else’s land without permission. Less true I would say, […]

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value of ashes

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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Ashes Register Launch

LAUNCH OF THE ASHES REGISTER – Press Release

LAUNCH OF THE ASHES REGISTER Official record will provide future generations with details of cremated loved ones’ final resting places Richard Martin, founder of Scattering Ashes, is to launch an innovative register that records the final resting place of people who have been cremated in the UK, The Ashes Register. Following his recent report ‘The […]

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Soul ashes

Does the act scattering ashes release the soul?

I don’t tend to write about spiritual matters very often, mainly because I don’t feel qualified. However, a phone call from a customer the other day got me thinking, the conversation went something like this: Are you still operating boats for scattering through COVID-19? Yes, but with reduced number of attendees. Is it true the […]

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ashes found!

Now where did I leave that bag?

Well David Cameron forgot to take his kids back from the pub if you remember, so I suppose leaving cremation ashes behind is understandable? A dog walker reported a bag left near a busy road in Paignton in Torbay, Devon at around 8am on 1- September morning. It turned out to be a bag containing […]

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Scattering ashes service - solicitor estate planner

Can someone scatter ashes for me? Yes

Can someone scatter ashes for me? A lot of people leave last requests regarding where they want their ashes to be scattered, as family member or friend this may turn out to be quite an onerous task.  People’s choice of locations for the final resting place of their ashes can be hugely varied – a […]

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is the will the last word on ashes

Is a will the last word on ashes? 2019

Wills are funny things. They can be as eccentric as the people who make them. Think of Jonathan Jackson, who set aside a small fortune in his will for the construction of a mansion for cats. Or Houdini, who asked his wife to conduct a séance each year on the anniversary of his death. We […]

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funerals your way

Funerals Your Way by Sarah Jones

Funerals Your Way: A Person Centred Approach to Planning a Funeral by Sarah Jones Sarah Jones from Full Circle Funerals asked me to have a look at her new book on how to plan a funeral, the first thing to say is I am a fan of Sarah and her company, and I don’t think […]

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