Our thoughts

Civil Funerals

Posted Wed 16 Nov 2011

Today I thought I would give you an insight into my work as a Civil Funeral Celebrant.


A Giving Tribute

Posted Mon 07 Nov 2011

The funeral industry has always been very traditional in its outlook, but in some areas this is beginning to change. More and more families are wanting to ‘Celebrate the life’ of someone who has died, and therefore the funeral industry which is very set in its ways, are having to move with the times. However having said that, sometimes people are often slow to adopt new ideas.


Window Displays

Posted Fri 04 Nov 2011

Our second branch on Bradford Road, in Cleckheaton opened in February this year, and we are fortunate to have a window where we can put a display.


BIFD Conference 2011

Posted Mon 31 Oct 2011

The Annual General Meeting and Conference of The British Institute of Funeral Directors, proved to be a very enjoyable weekend. The weather was kind on the five hour journey up there, and on arrival at the Marriott Hotel, we were able to meet up with friends old and new.


Sir Jimmy Savile OBE KCSG

Posted Sun 30 Oct 2011

It was with sadness, that I read today that Sir Jimmy Savile had died. A true Yorkshire man, he was born in Leeds in 1926 and was the youngest of seven children. He was conscripted during the war to work down the coal mine and spent much of his time reading by candlelight to educate himself. Jimmy started his radio career at Radio Luxembourg, before then moving on to Radio 1. He was named as one of the Radio Times Top 40 most eccentric TV Presenters, and he was in fact one of the few people to have appeared on “This is your life” twice. Regardless of being famous Jimmy never forgot his roots here in Yorkshire.


Conference Weekend

Posted Thu 27 Oct 2011

This weekend I will be attending the Conference and Annual General Meeting for The British Institute of Funeral Directors being held at The Marriott Hotel in Edinburgh.