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Not how did he die, But how did he live?

Posted Wed 02 May 2012

This week, Huddersfield has seen some of the saddest moments as three of the funerals of the six soldiers killed in Afghanistan have been carried out in our town. Today, I will be taking part in the funeral for Private Anthony Frampton. It is a great honour to be asked by the family to do this, and I am sure Anton will be given the send off he quite rightly deserves. A fun loving and cheeky character, who loved his family and his army life, a brave and courageous soldier who has been taken too soon.

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Always by my Side

Posted Tue 01 May 2012

When her husband Staff Sergeant Olaf Schmid GC died in Afghanistan in 2009, Christina Schmid’s bravery and composure in the face of her husband’s death touched the nation. I was impressed with the the way she spoke at interviews with complete dignity at what must have been a very difficult time.

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Funerals for Less

Posted Sun 29 Apr 2012

As the country goes further into recession, more and more people are looking for less expensive funerals. Money is tight and consumers are looking for alternative ways to say goodbye to their loved ones. Whilst we all want the best for the person who has died, funerals that will leave the family with a debt to deal with afterwards are not always the best option.

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Claire Squires

Posted Fri 27 Apr 2012

This time last week Claire Squires was preparing to run The London Marathon for her chosen charity, The Samaritans, in memory of her brother who died 10 years ago. At the start of the race she had managed to raise a total of five hundred pounds in donations. A fantastic amount for any one to raise. We cannot imagine the excitement amongst all the runners who, like Claire were there to raise money for their chosen charities. Sadly just one mile from the end of the Marathon Claire collapsed and died.

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Titanic - 100 year anniversary

Posted Sat 14 Apr 2012

RMS Titanic a British passenger liner set sail on her maiden voyage from Southampton on 10th April 1912, sailing to New York City. Her passengers included some of the wealthiest people in the world as well as over a thousand emigrants travelling on the ship hoping to find a new life in North America. The ship was designed to be the very best in comfort and luxury including, an on board gymnasium, swimming pool, libraries, fantastic restaurants and opulent cabins. The ship left Southampton, sailing to Cherbourg in France and Queenstown in Ireland and then headed westwards towards New York.

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Decorated Willow Coffins

Posted Sat 14 Apr 2012

Earlier this week I told you about Colourful Coffins, where you can design a bespoke coffin and have something that really reflects the personality of the person who has died.

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