Registry of masons’ marks launched
The Masons Livery Company has launched a registry of masons’ marks that will make it possible for future generations to identify which stonemason has carried out work.
It invited masons who use a mark, a tradition dating back at least 2,000 years, to fill in a postcard at this year’s Natural Stone Show, so the mark can be associated with them.
Brits turning greener for funerals
New research suggests eco-friendly funerals are gaining popularity, with 77% of Britons claiming they'd rather keep their final departure sustainable, simple and more affordable.
The survey, by insurers CUNA Mutual, also says eco-friendly funerals cost on average thousands less than traditional funerals and most British people would prefer to have a tree planted in their memory rather than a headstone.
World ‘first’ for coffins
Coffin manufacturer eco Rest is set to unveil what it claims is a world first – a range of quality, eco-friendly coffins made from an agricultural by-product called by-Board.
The Derbyshire-based company believes the product – made from straw – is strong enough and workable enough to replace the MDF and chipboard that are the timber-based products of choice for the majority of coffin manufacturers.
Fifty good deeds to celebrate half century
Paul McDonald, a funeral director from Bradford on Avon, has chosen to mark a significant birthday in a slightly unusual way.
Rather than have a party or a mid-life crisis, Paul has pledged instead to celebrate his 50th birthday by accomplishing 50 good deeds.
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