A Victorian legacy
Traditions surrounding family celebrations, including weddings and baptisms and Christmas, echo the Victorian era, and the influence of that time is even clearer in funeral customs. With ITV drama series ‘Victoria’ back on TV screens, we look at the rich legacy the Victorians left the modern world.
Long barrow for Shropshire
Three huge limestone monoliths have been erected in Shropshire, to mark the construction site of a new long barrow burial mound.
The Soulton Long Barrow, which will be built by Sacred Stones Ltd, will be the region’s first in 5,000 years.
TV gets people talking about death
TV can be a useful in getting people to talk about their own funeral choices, according to research commissioned by Co-op Funeralcare.
With almost a third of Brits admitting to struggling to talk about death, TV shows – particularly soap operas and medical dramas – play an important role in prompting them to tackle the issue.
New acquisitions for Funeral Partners
Three established funeral businesses in the Midlands and North of England have joined Funeral Partners, the UK’s third largest funeral services business.
Tyne & Wear funeral business Daren Persson, Lancashire’s Kavanagh and Coates, and High Street Funerals in Erdington, Birmingham, now all come under the Funeral Partners banner.
One giant leap for Victoria
Funeral director Victoria Dittrich has taken a leap of faith and abseiled down The Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth to raise money for charity.
Victoria, from Paul Capper Funeral Directors in Eastleigh, descended the 560-foot tower in September after a three-month wait for perfect weather conditions.