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STROUD FUNERAL NEWS AND ADVICE

The source of the ‘death taboo’

  How did Britain change so drastically from a nation obsessed with death and funeral etiquette to one – until recently - so averse to any mention of the topic?  Firstly, Queen Victoria died, in 1901. Then came the War; thousands of young men swept in great waves...

Victorian Values

  It has been said that a culture is either obsessed with sex or with death.   For the Victorians, it was death. Death in Victorian British culture was ever-present; elaborate death rituals sustained the living, and set the tone for a whole way of life....

Keeping the body at home

If you are with someone who is dying at the very end of their life, experience has shown that it can be helpful to encourage the person to let go, reassuring them that they are doing the right things and so ease their passing. It is said that hearing is the last of...

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