||There are many ways in which a funeral
service can be personalised and many reasons for wanting to do so.
If people have spent their lives supporting a particular football
team, or played in a band or group, it can be nice to include a reference
to this during the day. The country of someone’s birth or membership
of a club or society can also be represented at the funeral.
A horse drawn hearse may help to reflect on a life spent around horses,
a motorcycle sidecar hearse might be perfect for an avid bike rider,
even things like milk floats and lorries have been used to add a personal
touch in the past. Other services are available and the list below
will give you access to a more comprehensive guide.
||Horse Drawn Hearse. This service
is provided for us by a, professional, family owned company
with the highest standards of presentation who compliment, perfectly,
our own fleet and levels of service. Their Black Dutch Friesian
pair pull a well restored and superbly maintained Victorian
||Vintage Motorised Hearse. A choice of two
immaculately presented Austin hearses are available. Either
a 1933 or 1936 model can be supplied for us by one of the countries
longest established family funeral directors.
||Motorcycle Sidecar Hearse. We can provide
a sidecar hearse from Motorcycle Funerals. Either based on a
Triumph or Suzuki the sidecar hearses are totally enclosed and
are perfect for motorcyclists, sidecar enthusiasts and bikers.
To see what the motorcycle hearse looks like,
||Balloons. Dependant on the
age of a deceased it can be a nice alternative to have balloons
instead of flowers. They can be tied to the coffin, used as
displays at the service, or released at the graveside.
||Doves. We can arrange for a release of white
doves at a service or graveside. There can be as many or as
few birds as you wish and members of the family can release
||Pipers & Bands. To add a very special
element to the day we are able to arrange for a Scottish piper
to play at the service, a jazz band, a saxophonist or even a
soloist. Given enough time most requests can be catered for,
even having the service recorded and put onto CD is possible.
||Special coffins. To compliment our standard
range of coffins we can offer more unusual designs. Given time
coffins can be made to resemble almost anything. Canal boats,
skateboards and skips have all been built in the past. The coffin
could also be painted to match a football club strip, a formula
one racing team or to show a hobby or pastime. Cardboard, wicker
and bamboo coffins can also be supplied. For more unusual coffins
We can help you to plan for the future by arranging and paying for
your funeral in advance. You get to decide what you want and also
move the responsibility and pressure away from your family so that
they do not have to make all the important decisions about the funeral
service. The cost is worked out at today’s prices and is protected
from any increases in the future. The plan can be amended at anytime
offering total flexibility.
The idea of being buried somewhere quiet, and closer to nature, is
very attractive and can have some distinct advantages over traditional
cemeteries. We are lucky in Leicestershire to have two superb natural
burial grounds at Scraptoft and Prestwold, which provide a peaceful
and relaxing environment for families to visit the resting places
of their loved ones.
We are able to arrange funerals at either burial site. If you would
like any further information, or to pre-purchase a space at one of
the burial grounds, visit www.naturalburial.co.uk