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Guest Speaker

Oct 14, 2016

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My former employer was probably better known for being an entertaining public speaker than he was for being a funeral director

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How To Be A Funeral Director
Being a funeral director is just like people think it is: social work for the newly bereaved

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Painting your wagon

Jul 12, 2016

Painting your wagon
With the move towards celebration of life funerals you can now hire a Daimler hearse finished in all-over Union Flag graphics, plus more

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Best Dressed Funeral Director
Strangely though, when I am out ‘conducting’ it doesn’t even cross my mind that I’m dressed up like a turkey dinner. The Victorian-style, open-fronted frock coat and top hat are as natural to me as jeans and a casual shirt are

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What do Funeral Directors do for the Money?
Funeral directors are pin-striped, high street social workers for the newly bereaved...?

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The Bun Fight

Mar 29, 2016

The Bun Fight
What do you call the bit after the funeral when refreshments are laid on for the mourners

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When Nature Attacks

Feb 17, 2016

When Nature Attacks
I’m well-versed in dealing with onerous cemetery regulations and often the problem is not the rules themselves

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On The Road Again

Jan 15, 2016

On The Road Again
Families bereaved through road accidents naturally have a desire to place flowers or memorial items at the crash site

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Funeral Poverty

Dec 9, 2015

Funeral Poverty

The Cost Of Pauper Funerals Is Rising, proclaimed recent headlines, along with a simultaneous shining of the journalistic spotlight onto so-called ‘funeral poverty’.

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I Don’t Think It’s Supposed To Be Like This
I came across one article from a woman writing about how life experience had taught her to stop looking for Prince Charming

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