Monthly Archives: July 2015

The History of Funeral Traditions

This fascinating timeline was provided by Robin Hyde-Chambers, owner of a Funeral Director company called R-Hyde Chambers Funerals in the United Kingdom. As Robin says, “Funeral rites are as old as the human race itself. Every culture and civilization has … Continue reading

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The 4th of July if You Like Cemetery Hilltops

by Arthur Kay It is a well-known secret that, although the cemetery near my home closes at sunset, they don’t enforce that rule very strictly on the 4th of July. From the hillsides up there you can see for miles … Continue reading

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Simon Marsden’s Memento Mori

Memento Mori: Churches and Churchyards of England by Simon Marsden My rating: 2 of 5 stars A book by Simon Marsden on cemeteries? How could that possibly lose? After I enjoyed Marsden’s Ghosthunter and The Haunted Realm, I expected to … Continue reading

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