As more people include personalised elements in their funeral service, the planning part of the funeral director’s role will become increasingly important.
Our final part of National Storytelling Week 2020 comes from John Fuller from Southgate of Southgate of Newmarket Funeral Directors who recounts tails of his life as a funeral director.
In our penultimate chapter of National Storytelling Week Edward Poole of A.J. Sellman Funeral Directors in Staffordshire tells us about his experiences of being a funeral director.
As the second instalment of National Storytelling week, Helen Wathall, MBE, of Wathall’s Funeral Directors in Derbyshire tells us about her time and experiences of being a funeral director.
To celebrate National Storytelling Week 2020 we have asked four independent funeral directors from our UK-wide network about their life as a funeral director.
Some people are choosing to attend their own funeral in a trend for services held before anyone actually passes away.
One of the biggest challenges you might be faced with is writing a eulogy. But a eulogy can be a real opportunity to say a powerful final farewell to your loved one.
As a society, we have never before been so concerned with protecting the environment and people increasingly want to know how they can make their funerals environmentally friendly.
Our funeral is inevitably one of the things that will need to be dealt with after we’ve gone, and it is becoming increasingly common to plan for our funeral in advance.
When you visit a graveyard, you may notice a variety of symbols displayed on the gravestones. Some hold important meanings if we decipher what they represent.
Readings can be one of the most important parts of any funeral and it is worth considering a few things before making your final choices.
Before the first battles of WW2 had been fought the Secret War was underway, the men and women of the British and Allied secret services working silently behind the scenes.
With all land routes and waterways in and out of West Berlin cut off, Britain, the US and France began the largest airlift in history in June 1948.
Towards the end of March 1944, over 15,000 soldiers of the Japanese Imperial Army surrounded a British and Indian garrison of 2,500 men in Kohima.
Planning ahead to make sure your family isn’t faced with unexpected funeral expenses will bring you peace of mind, but what is the best way to make sure your funeral is paid for?
D-Day is seen as one of the most important battles in history. Planned for years it brought together troops from 13 countries in the largest amphibious landing ever seen.
A funeral plan is a popular way to make sure that you get the peace of mind of knowing your funeral is planned and paid for. But is it a good way?
Between January and May 1944 an Army of a quarter of a million people from six continents fought in four battles on and around Monte Cassino in Italy.