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Kent: The River Medway – Tonbridge

Tonbridge River Trips Kent: The River Medway Location Big Bridge, Tonbridge High Street TN9 1DR Area of operation River Medway in Kent Type of boat Modern electric launch Duration of trip Any to suit, minimum 30 minutes Capacity of boat 12 passengers Refreshments Located in the centre of Tonbridge with many café, restaurants and pubs […]

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A ceremony in the Sirhowy Valley

It is not often a family scattering ceremony is reported unless there is some mishap or there is a celebrity involved. This story appeared in the South Wales Argus, a family from Gwent scatter the ashes of their relative on Sirhowy River in near Blackwood. Apparently, they were the first to be granted permission by […]

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Maldon: Essex

Scattering on the Thames Estuary Maldon, Essex Location Maldon, Essex Area of operation Blackwater Type of boat  Thames Sailing Barge Duration of trip 2-4 hours Capacity of boat 50 Refreshments Lunches, Afternoon Teas or self-cater.  Licensed Bar. Additional info The whole barge can be hired privately. Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to […]

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Forestry Commission Scotland policy on scattering ashes

Good news, Forestry Commission Scotland has a more progressive and enlightened view of dealing with those who wish to scatter the ashes of a loved one compared to their neighbours south of the border. Scotland’s National Forest Estate covers nearly 9% of Scotland and comprises forests, woodland and open ground.  And in their words ‘It’s […]