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Pembrokeshire, Wales: Milford Haven

Scattering Ashes on water at Milford Haven Location Milford Haven Marina Area of operation Milford Haven water way and St. Brides Bay Type of boat Cabin rhib Duration of trip Up to 2 hours Capacity of boat 11 passengers Refreshments Can be arranged on shore Suitable urns Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead […]

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Lowestoft: Norfolk and Suffolk Broads

Location Somerleyton, Suffolk (between Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth) Area of operation Norfolk and Suffolk Broads – River Waveney Type of boat Broadland Grebe. Traditional vintage Broads motor cruiser built in 1958. Duration of trip As required, usually 1-2 hours but longer by prior arrangement. Capacity of boat 4/5 plus crew of 2 Refreshments Light refreshments […]

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Video: How to fill a Journey Water Urn

Scattering ceremonies can seem daunting for many reasons: you have not been to one before and you don’t know what is expected or you are wonder where and how. At Scattering Ashes one of our aims to reduce the anxiety around the ceremony and make it a truly memorable occasion. So we are trying to […]

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How long do Floating Ball Urns float for?

Water Ceremonies are increasingly popular way to Celebrate the life of a loved one and there are many types of water urns you can choose from. Each urn works in a slightly different way. The floating ball is a popular choice for many people. The common question is who long will it float for? We […]

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Kent: The River Medway – Tonbridge

Tonbridge River Trips Kent: The River Medway 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 sailor’s farewell poem: Crossing the Bar

If you are looking for words or verse for ash scattering ceremony fit for an old sailor, then you could worse than consider the classic poem Crossing the Bar by Alfred Lord Tennyson Crossing the Bar BY ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON Sunset and evening star,       And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning […]

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Naval Order of Service

It may be you want to scatter the ashes of a loved one at sea and that person had a naval career. And whilst you would like reference to their service in the the Royal or Merchant Navy it may not be appropriate to use the Navy’s chaplaincy service. There maybe many reasons for this: you want […]

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A Bible reading suitable for an old sailor

We have recently been in touch with the naval chaplaincy at Portsmouth and they have been extremely helpful. We explained that many people may wish to be to have their ashes scattered in the same place as their loved one and still have reference to their career with either Royal or Merchant Navy. We asked […]

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East Devon: Beer

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 people Refreshments: Not provided you can bring your […]

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South Devon: Plymouth Sound

Location The Barbican Landing Stage, Commercial Wharf, Barbican, Area of operation Within the waters of Plymouth Sound Type of boat Our chartered cruise boats (depending on availability) take family and friends to pay their respects, as loved one’s ashes are scattered on the waters of Plymouth Sound. Duration of trip 1 Hour slot is allocated for this […]

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Dorset: Weymouth

Location Weymouth Dorset, in the centre of the Jurassic Coast in the UK Area of operation 15nm of Weymouth Type of boat 10m 33ft Aquastar Fishing Duration of trip 1 to 2 Hrs Capacity of boat  8 Refreshments None provided but you can bring your own drinks and snacks Suitable urn Scattering ashes directly onto the water […]

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Maldon: Essex

Scattering 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 to […]

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Tenby, Pembrokeshire: South Wales Coast

Location Saundersfoot harbour, nr Tenby, Pembrokeshire, South Wales  Area of operation Around the Sanderfoot and Tenby area Type of boat 10 metre cougar catamaran, powered by twin 300 hp outboards. Duration of trip  Tailored to customer needs Capacity of boat The boat is licensed for 12 persons, plus 2 crew. Refreshments  Available by prior arrangement (local […]

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River Cam: Cambridgeshire

Location Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Area of operation River Cam Type of boat Narrowboat Duration of trip Variable 45 mins minimum, up to 2 hours.  We can offer ½ and whole day cruise options too. Capacity of boat 12 per boat.  We also have access to a larger boat that can hold up to 100 passengers. Refreshments […]

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Cardiff Bay: South Wales Coast

  Location Cardiff Bay Area of operation Bristol Channel & Severn Estuary Type of boat 9m Rigid-hull Inflatable Boat (RIB) Duration of trip Subject to customer’s requirements, usually 1 hour (please allow 1 ½ hours in total) Capacity of boat 12 passengers Refreshments Not available but as it is situated in Cardiff Bay there are […]

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Coniston Water: 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 or bring your own Suitable urns cattering ashes directly […]

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Japanese fake ash scattering tourism

  Before starting this blog I never thought I would write that as a sentence and even since I still think it is different. Japanese are now taking more funeral planning into their own hands, rather than leaving for relatives to sort. Nothing odd in that the trend is happening elsewhere too, the elderly have […]

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Kent: The River Stour

Scattering on the river Stour Location Upstreet, Canterbury Area of operation River Stour in Kent Type of boat Modern electric launch Duration of trip Any to suit, minimum 30 minutes Capacity of boat 12 passengers Refreshments Located at the Grove Pantry Pub & Inn for catering needs. You an bring own drinks, food on board. […]

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Republic of Ireland: Dunmore East, County Waterford

  Location Dunmore East, County Waterford Area of operation Dunmore East, WaterfordHarbour, Tramore Bay, Rivers Suir and Barrow. Type of boat Charter Duration of trip As required Capacity of boat 12 Refreshments Tea/ Coffee Cost On Application Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. […]

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Southampton Water, Hampshire: River Test

Scattering Ashes Southampton Location Ocean Village, Southampton Area of operation Southampton Water Type of boat Passenger Boat, see picture, capable of carrying 150 comfortably. Heated saloon, and large sun decks. Bar, snack and drink facilities available.  Duration of trip Just over one hour, depending on location. Capacity of boat 6 -150 for boat pictured.  Refreshments […]

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Britain’s first and only Memorial Reef

For lovers of the sea: Divers, Sailors, Fishermen and anyone one else with a passion for wildlife and the sea. Now there is a new way to  have a truly fitting memorial. The first and only Memorial Reef in the UK. Situated off the famous Jurassic coast, near Weymouth in Dorset. The ashes of a […]

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Loch Lomond: Sterling

Scattering ashes over Loch Lomond Location Luss Pier, Loch Lomond Area of operation Loch Lomond Type of boat See above Duration of trip 30 Mins – 60 Mins – more if required Capacity of boat With regards to the seating capacity our boats can accommodate a maximum of 7 passengers per boat [8 persons including […]

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Chatham and Rochester: River Medway

Location Chatham Maritime Marina Area of operation River Medway and Rochester Type of boat flybridge Rodman Muse 44 Duration of trip 1hr or more if required Capacity of boat 10 persons Refreshments Catering can be arranged at additional cost Additional info Very experienced in Hindu and Sikh ceremonies. Ideally suited for the Sikh community in […]

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North Berwick and Firth of Forth: East Lothian

Location North Berwick, twentyfive miles from Edinburgh Area of operation Firth of Forth usually around North Berwick but can go further afield Type of Boat Starfish 8, 28ft workboat Duration of trip 30 – 1hr, greater if required Capacity of boat 10 Refreshments Clients can bring their own Additional info Small local friendly operation run […]

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You don’t need words to say goodbye

We often think we need words to fill our world, here two brothers (presumably) are scattering the ashes of their father in a tranquil and beautiful setting. Nothing is said apart from one enquiring whether the bag containing the ashes is to be washed out with the sea water. I like it. I always think […]

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Dorset: Poole Harbour

Scattering ashes in Poole Harbour Location Poole Quay, Dorset Area of operation Poole Harbour ,  Type of boat Luxury 50′ Motor Boat Duration of trip Approximately 1 1/2 hours (longer trips are available) Capacity of boat 12 people Refreshments Included Suitable urns Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which […]

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Cornwall: Falmouth

Location Cornwall – Falmouth, St Mawes, Truro Area of operation Falmouth Area, River Truro Type of boat There are three craft similar to that pictured above Duration of trip Usually an hour Capacity of boat  Their boats can hold up to 100 of your guests although we recommend only 80 per boat for comfort and enjoyment […]

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Berwick on Tweed: Sea or river Tweed

Location Berwick on Tweed Area of operation River Tweed or out along the coast Type of boat 33 ft Cygnus Duration of trip 1 Hr or longer if necessary Capacity of boat 12 Refreshments Tea and coffee can be arranged Cost £150 Additional info Can go 6 miles upstream  Ceremony  Scattering ashes directly onto the […]

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Cremation Urn wins prestigious design award

  When people (well I suppose me) think of design awards you may think of an office chair back pain or corkscrew that that works through telekinesis. You may not think of a Cremation Urn. Well the Memento urn, a biodegradable urn used for water burial, has won the prestigious Red Dot Design award. The […]

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Central London: River Thames

Location Lambeth Pier, Albert Embankment Area of operation Central London area from Chelsea to the west, on the east, Southwark, the City of London and as far down as the Tower of London, you can travel further by prior arrangement at an additional charge. Type of boat Passenger Vessel and Passenger Launch Duration of trip […]

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Windsor and Slough: River Thames

Scattering ashes Thames Windsor and Slough; Location Windsor Promenade, Windsor, Berkshire Area of operation River Thames at Windsor Type of boat Passenger Vessel Duration of trip 1 – 2 1/2 hours Capacity of boat 2 to 50 guests Refreshments Fully stocked bar serving hot & cold drinks Suitable urns Scattering ashes directly onto the water […]

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Liverpool: River Mersey

  Location Liverpool Marina Area of operation The Mersey, the Mersey estuary /Liverpool bay and the coast of Wirral and North Wales. Type of boat 33ft Blyth Catamaran Duration of trip 2 -3 hours depending on your requirements Capacity of boat 12 including disabled access if necessary Refreshments Hot drinks are provided Additional info The […]

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