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South Devon: Salcombe South Hams

Scattering Ashes at Sea – Salcombe South Hams Location Salcombe, South Devon. Area of operation Salcombe Estuary and Coast Type of boat Rib Duration of trip Up to 1 hour Capacity of boat 2 boats can take up to 20 people 1st rib – 11 passengers, 2nd rib 7 passengers Refreshments Available on request Ceremony…

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The Soulton Long Barrow: Shropshire

Situated within the Shropshire Landscape close to Wem, and Shrewsbury is the Soulton Long Barrow. This is the third Long Barrow to be built in the UK in the last couple of Millenia, Lovingly replicated and handcrafted the longs barrow sits with nature and is an absolutely beautiful way to inter a loved one ashes.…

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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 pubs…

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A ceremony in the Sirhowy Valley

It is not often a family scattering ceremony is reported unless there is some mishap or there is a celebrity involved. This story appeared in the South Wales Argus, a family from Gwent scatter the ashes of their relative on Sirhowy River in near Blackwood. Apparently, they were the first to be granted permission by…

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East Devon: Beer

Scattering Ashes at Sea – Beer in Devon Location Beer, East Devon. Area of operation Within a three mile radius of Beer (Branscombe, Seaton, Beer) Views across Lyme Bay.. Type of boat: 25’ working fishing boat Duration of trip: As long as client requires, further charges if longer than 1 hour Capacity of boat: 11…

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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 can lead…

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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 -wooden launch Duration of trip  1-2 hours after last sailing of the day or early morning Capacity of boat 63 pax Refreshments Available from Waterhead Hotel and delivered on to launch…

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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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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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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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Scottish Wildlife Trust Policy on cremated remains

This is there policy summary: Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT) will not permit burials of bodies or ashes on its wildlife reserves. However, SWT is happy to consider the scattering of ashes in a sensitive manner on reserves, and in exceptional circumstances will also consider memorials. You are supposed to contact the relevant Scottish Wildlife Trust Conservation…

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The changing face of municipal memorialsation

  It would seem councils are waking up to the fact that people are general cremated and now that people no longer scatter their loved ones ashes at the crematoria that they may have changing role in relation to public memorialisation. I came across this from Kelso in Scotland. A councillor has been petitioning Scottish…

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National Memorial Arboretum’s policy on cremation ashes

  The National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas, near Lichfield, Staffordshire, England is a national (as in UK wide) site of remembrance for members of all armed forces. It gives its purpose as – “The National Memorial Arboretum honours the fallen, recognises sacrifice and fosters pride in our country. It is a spiritually uplifting place and is emerging as a world-renowned…

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The Crown Estate policy on scattering ashes

Well done the Crown Estate: They allow scattering on their property subject to a few caveats… The following is a reproduction of  A Guidance Note for People Wishing to Scatter Ashes in The Royal Landscape The Crown Estate does permit the scattering of ashes within The Royal Landscape, for which no charge is levied. The…

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