The idea of burying two bodies in one grave may seem taboo here in the US, but it has finally gained political approval in the UK where burial space is increasingly limited.
As the cost of technology decreases, digital tributes are gaining popularity in the funeral industry. With digital life tributes, people can combine home movies, photographs, and music with personal stories and final messages to create a DVD or computer file for loved ones. Or, loved ones can create tribute movies to remember the deceased.
Natural, aka green burials are becoming popular with environmentalists who want to be buried without the chemicals or metal coffins. In regular burials, bodies are embalmed and preserved with chemicals. They are then placed in non-biodegradable coffins lined with cloth.
Cemeteries are fighting back when it comes to theft. The time leading up to Memorial Day seems to be the second busiest time – next to the days before Christmas. People walk off with flowers, shrubs, flags, vigil lights and other items left on the graves of veterans by family and friends. It’s almost as […]
The North Hertfordshire district council has comissioned Michael Howe and his architechture firm, Mae, to design a new ‘flagship’ cemetery at Wilbury Hills, on the edge of Letchworth in the UK.