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WW2 Hero Major Sporny Repatriated Home

On Monday 30th December 1940 Flying Officer Kazimierz Sporny stood before his squadrons Intelligence Officer and claimed a BF109. It was a personal landmark for the young airman, his first confirmed ‘Kill’ flying with the RAF in England and his first concrete piece of retribution for the Germans who had invaded & occupied his homeland [...]

By |2022-03-29T12:48:39+00:00August 25th, 2016|Featured, News|

Highgate Cemetery & ‘Lift & Lower’

A few weeks before Christmas, at the start of what now appears to be Britain’s Monsoon Season, I accepted a kind and much sought after invitation from Justin Bickersteth of the ‘Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust’- a guided tour of the famous West Cemetery. This film-set perfect vision of the Victorian obsession with death and [...]

By |2017-03-14T16:50:24+00:00February 1st, 2016|Featured, News|

Cryonics In Europe

Cryonics (from Greek κρύος 'kryos-' meaning 'icy cold') is the low-temperature preservation of animals (including humans) who cannot be sustained by contemporary medicine, with the hope that healing and resuscitation may be possible in the future. -Wikipedia   Not many Funeral Directors, I would say, take Cryonics at all seriously. Maybe because it’s an ‘American Thing’. Pie in the [...]

By |2020-10-06T14:45:08+00:00February 10th, 2015|News|

Private Land Burial

Personal view by Funeral Director, Michael Gill. So, according to Emma Lewell-Buck MP, funerals are now so expensive people are being forced to bury their deceased in their own back garden, and I, as a Funeral Director of thirty years standing should, presumably, be preparing our company for more home burials than even we have [...]

By |2018-11-27T14:23:49+00:00January 18th, 2015|News|
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