What you need to do when a death has occurred. Citizens Advice bureau's advice guide.
A selection of alternative funeral hearses - www.alternativehearsehire.co.uk
LOW COST, NO FRILLS? TAKE A LOOK AT THIS WEBSITE. www.low-cost-funeral.co.uk
Funeral services are a very personal thing and making smarter choices in what you spend your money on for a funeral allows you to concentrate on some of the contemporary, unique and memorable services provided such as Volkswagen Funerals. An alternative funeral transport can really make what is a very sad into a very fitting memory.
Direct Cremation is on the rise in the UK and as such has seen the market change dramatically to meet increased demand for low cost direct cremation, this is driven by financial consideration, diminished religious commitment and less desire to incur some of the expense that a traditional funeral service involves. The recent low cost direct cremation of David Bowie is an example that proves that this new direction is created as much by a change in funeral fashion as it is by financial necessity, Memoria Low Cost Funeral offer an alternative to traditional funerals with savings up to 70% ".
MUCH LOVED The online memorial website.
FUNERAL INSPIRATIONS Offer a comprehensive catalogue of ideas and information, businesses, organisations and charities, who can help you find what you're looking for (even if you don't know what that is yet). If you are thinking about , or that of a relative or friend who may have just passed away, or indeed just wish to know more about , or even , all this information and much, much more can be found on this one site.
FINAL FLING - The site to go to regarding all end of life decisions. Take a load off the family and have it all in place. Click image to go to web site.
A list of Natural burial grounds (this is not all UK sites)
THE NATURAL DEATH CENTRE - For help, support, advice or guidance planning a funeral, either for yourself or for someone close to you the Natural Death Centre charity is there for you.
UK-FUNERALS ONLINE -Directory
The Dash (click to go to website) by Linda Ellis copyright 1996 I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning…to the end.
This is a great poem I read in an order of service of a young man who had died. Very inspirational. The remainder of this poem is on Lindas website.
WE HAVE WORKED WITH SO MANY LOVELY FUNERAL DIRECTORS, PLEASE ASK US WE MAY BE ABLE TO RECOMMEND SOMEONE IN YOUR AREA. WE ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE COFFINS PLEASE ASK ONLY IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO DO THE FUNERAL YOURSELF , WE MAY BE ABLE TO ASSIST YOU IN OTHER ASPECTS OF FUNERAL ARRANGING.
E-COFFINS Fair Trade - Handcrafted and eco friendly coffins - We supply these coffins
ENGLISH WILLOW COFFINS - The finest handmade willow coffins made in Somerset using traditional methods. We supply these coffins
COLOURFUL COFFINS - Picture coffins / cardboard / colourful caskets, beautiful quality. We supply these coffins
STEVE SOULT - Traditional hand made coffins, we supply these coffins.
THE LONDON CASKET COMPANY - We supply these coffins
SCATTERING ASHES - What to do with the ashes ?
Something different from urns and jewellery to a viking longboat urn!
We will supply whichever coffin or casket you require, however if you have a chosen funeral director they will probably require you to purchace a coffin from them.
English Rose Memorials Mick Pearman our local stone mason based in Leicestershire. He's lovely!
A guide to choosing a headstone http://headstoneguide.co.uk/
Memorials of Distinction - a guide to funeral flowers. This is a very interesting resource and well worth a read. http://www.memorialsofdistinction.co.uk/the-definitive-guide-to-funeral-flowers
CRUSE BEREAVEMENT CARE - Cruse Bereavement Care is here to support you after the death of someone close.
SOBS - Survivers of berevement by suicide
SAMARITANS - Confidential emotional support 24/7 to those experiencing despair, distress or suicidal feelings.
WAY FOUNDATION. A national support group for those widowed under 50 offering friendship, advice and activities.
SAMM looks to assist those who have lost a relative or friend as a result of murder, manslaughter or unlawful killing.
THE CHILD BEREAVEMENT CHARITY (CBC) provides specialised support, information and training to all those affected when a baby or child dies
THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS Offering support for bereaved parents and their families
SANDS - Supporting parents whose baby has died around the time of birth
SCARD - Support & Care After Road Death & Injury
COUNSELLING DIRECTORY A web site designed for you to find a counsellor or psychotherapist dealing with bereavement in your own area.
LANDROVER FUNERALS Defender 130 hearse in silver Derbyshire based.
www.onelifelivedit.com have two lovely defender hearses, they travel the UK too.
Motorcycle Funerals - Home of the sidecar hearse and also a VW powered Boom Trike. Midlands Based UK Wide
Life Expressions - By 'The Fingerprint man' David Gosling. For fingerprint jewellery and momentos. Life Expressions is committed to creating unique and beautiful items that capture your life’s memories.
ASHES INTO GLASS - We supply these beautiful products
PHOENIX MEMORIAL DIAMONDS Real diamonds made from ashes or hair.
The Old Bakery
18 Church Road
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Don't lay me in some gloomy churchyard shaded by a
Where the dust of ancient bones has spread a dryness over all,
Lay me in some leafy loam where, sheltered from the cold
Little seeds investigate and tender leaves unfold.
There kindly and affectionately, plant a native tree
To grow resplendent before God and hold some part of me.
The roots will not disturb me as they wend their peaceful way
To build the fine and bountiful, from closure and decay.
To seek their small requirements so that when their work is done
I’ll be tall and standing strongly in the beauty of the sun.