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‘Unknown Male’ of Whitehaven.

By Michael.A.Gill. Special Projects Manager. One morning, in the winter of 1986, the body of a middle-aged man was found on the beach near Whitehaven in Cumbria. A sad but not necessarily unique occurrence. The tides in this part of the Irish Sea collude to bring anything that floats to this particular point, and this [...]

By |2021-07-28T14:12:31+00:00August 13th, 2020|Featured, News, Projects|

Colquhoun Chapel Restoration

In 2019 Woking Borough Council, owners of Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey, began the restoration of the Colquhoun family chapel & crypt. This involved the exhumation of ten Lead coffins from the crypt, re-coffining and eventual re-interment. Rowland Brothers Exhumation Services Ltd were tasked with this part of the restoration. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai1O5JJp7uM Almost hidden from view, the [...]

By |2021-05-10T14:25:50+00:00August 13th, 2020|Featured, News|

Christmas Memorial Tree 2019

The season of Christmas can be difficult to cope with for people who have lost a loved one. If you are in that category we would like to help you in a small way by inviting you to place a memorial tag on our Christmas tree, in memory of the person you have lost. The [...]

By |2020-03-18T15:12:51+00:00December 3rd, 2019|News|

Tony Rowland Awarded MBE For Services To The Community

This year’s New Year’s Honours list, announced today, includes a name well known in the world of funerals, and to many residents of Croydon and the surrounding districts. Tony Rowland, who lives in South Croydon, is director of Rowland Brothers Limited, based in Whitehorse Road, West Croydon, and with branches throughout the area, and is [...]

By |2020-03-06T12:52:10+00:00January 4th, 2019|Featured, News|

Project Te Auraki – Exhumation and Repatriation of NZDF Personell

Rowland Brothers Exhumation Services Ltd have been working with the Royal New Zealand Navy & the New Zealand High Commission in London for over a year, arranging & conducting the exhumation & repatriation of Philip Short & assisting with the exhumation & repatriation of Leading Marine Engineer Goodman. The Maori name for this project is [...]

By |2019-08-16T10:41:55+00:00September 28th, 2018|Featured, News, Projects|

Insight Into Exhumation

Church Councillors planning developments within the burial grounds will expect to have to deal with exhumation as part of the project. Project Managers on un-consecrated ground may not. Either way, should it happen, someone has to deal with it. Which is where Rowland Brothers Exhumation Services come in. In October 2014 the six members [...]

By |2018-11-27T14:11:13+00:00March 14th, 2017|Featured, News|

Czuma Brothers Return

In July 2004 I left London early, wishing to be in Wrexham in time for the cremation service. Months earlier I had the honour of being tasked, by Warsaw City Council, with bringing the hero Czuma brothers home. Czuma one of the two brothers I was responsible for bringing home a hero, was a prisoner of [...]

By |2018-11-27T14:08:57+00:00February 28th, 2017|Featured, News|
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