Well, here we are six weeks into what has probably been the most dramatic change in living history, certainly in the last 50 years.   Who could have predicted pubs closed, schools closed, shops closed, etc. etc. and home schooling….. now that’s something to conjure with.  I wonder how many parents have now realised just […]

  As we enter our second week of this most unusual situation, I think it’s probably time to discuss how the current Coronavirus restrictions are going to affect us as we try to arrange and conduct our families funerals. We are following Government guidelines but are keeping the office  open until 2pm on weekdays.  Should […]

Not something you have to do everyday is it, so let’s sort out a few of the common misconceptions first. You do NOT have to use the one that your family have “always”used, many local family run firms have now been taken over by large conglomerates but, still use the original firm’s name and premises.  […]

History states that under normal circumstances we arrange on average 4 funerals in our lives.  We get no formal training to do this, and very often we get totally misleading advice from various different sources.  One of the biggest misconceptions is that “You can’t do anything until you have registered the death’, this is totally […]

What is a family funeral? This question came about when I was asked why we chose to call our company Mead Family Funerals.  It set me thinking exactly that, what is a family funeral? For Karen and I what we do is all about looking after our families, whether it is the loved one that […]