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Site in the Welsh Valleys used for scattering ashes has been vandalised

The well-known White Cross of Trealaw has been vandalised. The cross in the heart of the Rhondda valleys has been partially dismantled by a group of mystery climbers. The cross was built by Glyn Thomas, of Trealaw, in 2005 as a final resting place for those who wanted their ashes scattered on the mountainside. For…

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Professional Photographer needs your help on scattering stories – ‘HERE I AM’

Can you help me? I am looking for stories of why and where ashes have been scattered. ‘Here I am’ is a photographic project I started a couple of years ago based around the themes of memory and loss. I had been working with the NHS on an End of Life project, which entailed talking…

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A lady digs up her rose bush from the garden of remembrance

 (c) Conwy Daily Post The garden of remembrance at a crematoria was once a popular choice to place the ashes of a loved one whilst it is becoming less so, there are still many who use the facility it would appear mainly for practical and connection reasons. The usually gardens are first rate, however a…

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Medieval fashion – ashes launched from a Trebuchet or Catapult

Flung from a mighty medieval war engine, sailing into the sky then boom! The ashes scattered across the the target – what a way to go! Well okay perhaps not everyone’s cup of tea, but I would wager there are plenty people out there who would like it! Okay mainly your armour clad battle enactment…

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RSPBs policy on scattering ashes at their nature reserves

If you are a bird lover then it it is good news we have asked  The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) whether you are allowed to scatter cremation ashes at their natures reserves and it is good news, they even have an ‘In-Memoriam’ Co-ordinator who was very kind and provided the following…

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The Statutory Duty of English and Welsh Cremation Authorities in relation to the Disposal of Ashes

This is a direct lift from the appropriate legislation including instrument number and revoked legislation, it is actually quite clear: (c) HM Government The Cremation (England and Wales) Regulations 2008 SI No. 2841 Came into force  – 1st January 2009 PART 6 Disposal of ashes 30.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), after a cremation the cremation authority must give…

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How should Cremation Authorities pack and dispatch ashes after cremation

What should Crematoria do and what should you expect? The following is based on a Best practise briefing produced by the Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities (UK), I have provided a link at the bottom to the actual guidance. In essence their primary responsibility is to ensure you receive the ashes safely and in…

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Is there space for Columbariums to be an option for ashes the UK

Is there space for Columbariums to be an option for ashes the UK? I think so, in fact I think they are really overlooked in the UK. My only beef is the ones I see here in the UK and to a certain extent the US are a bit ugly and too utilitarian.  There is no imagination, no…

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Repatriation of ashes or sending ashes abroad

  Sending ashes abroad or repatriating them can be a difficult problem, few couriers are willing to handle them, mainly due to the fact that they are beyond value to a loved one – so how could you put a price on that? The second issue is the paperwork – every country seems to have…

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Boats on a Map

These are the locations of boats available for hire in UK for scattering ashes. Have a look for a suitable location on our interactive Google Map.

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Dr William Price the father of modern British cremation?

The Physician, welsh nationalist and Neo-Druid Dr William Price (1800 –1893) could and perhaps should be considered to be the father of modern British cremation. Dr Price was certainly unusual, even by the standards of the day and on the eccentric-meter firmly in the red zone. However what is even more interesting is his place…

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Scattering in Maes y Mynydd – letting a friend go

I came across a post by the artist and illustrator Jackie Morris, she has shared her experience of scattering the ashes of a close personal friend called Glyn. It is a lovely piece from a cleared talented artist. Strangely enough I had a look at her Facebook page to see if I had seen her work before,…

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Can you send cremation ashes in the post?

You cannot send Cremated human remains / cremation ashes in the post. The Post Office prohibits this – nationally via Royal Mail and Parcelforce and internationally through Parcelforce Worldwide UK, which includes mail services: First Class, Second Class and Special Delivery The consequence is that Royal Mail and Parcelforce Worldwide cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to items, not…

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Firework Display

Professional firework displays incorporating ashes are a fantastic way to celebrate the life of a loved one. They are truly fantastic events, scattering the ashes over the heavens. It is a scattering ceremony that will stay forever in the memory. We have a range of options for you. I just wanted to thank you and…

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Caernarfon, Menai Strait: North Wales Coast

Location Moel Y Don, Anglesey and Caernarfon. Area of operation Menai Strait, other locations by arrangement. Type of boat RIB, Ribeye 785. Duration of trip Min 1 hour. Capacity of boat 11 Refreshments No Suitable urn Water Urns Cost £170 for the first hour then £100 per hour after.   To make an enquiry please…

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Pwllhelli, Llyn Peninsular: North Wales Coast

Location Pwllhelli, North Wales Area of operation Llyn peninsular and Cardigan Bay Type of boat Luxury charter cruiser – 50 ft. long. Duration of trip Standard trip is 2 1/2 hour around the Llyn peninsular, but if you just want just to go out into the bay they can do that instead. Capacity of boat…

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Pwllheli, Cardigan Bay: North Wales Coast

Location Pwllhelli, North Wales Area of operation Cardigan Bay Type of boat See picture above Duration of trip Depends on what you want. Capacity of boat 12 Refreshments None Additional info The trip around Cardigan Bay offers stunning views of the coastline, geological formations that can only be seen and appreciated from the sea. The…

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Ardfern, Argyll and Bute: West Scottish Coast

Location Ardfern, West Scotland Area of operation Loch Craignish, across the Sound of Jura and into the Gulf of Corryvreckan Type of boat Purpose built passenger catamaran Duration of trip 2-3 hours Capacity of boat 12 under cover and heated, 60 in total Refreshments Hot and cold drinks with shortbread are available for a small…

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Tenby, Pembrokeshire: South Wales Coast

Location Tenby, South Wales Area of operation Generally the sheltered waters between Tenby and Caldey Island. Type of boat See picture above Duration of trip Within reason up it is up to you Capacity of boat 12 Refreshments Tea, coffee and cold drinks Additional info Only operates in summertime.  The skipper is very experienced in…

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Barmouth, Cardigan Bay: North Wales Coast

Location Barmouth, Cardigan Bay, Snowdonia National Park Area of operation Cardigan Bay Type of boat See picture above Duration of trip Depends on your wishes Capacity of boat 7 Refreshments NA Suitable urn Water Urns Cost £150 up to one and a half hours, or £250 for up to 3 hours   To make an…

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