A rather different funeral

A few weeks ago we carried out the funeral of a Land Rover enthusiast. The family wanted as many Land Rovers in the cortege as possible and for none of them to be washed. They also arranged for an ex-military Land Rover to act as the hearse.

 

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Some twenty Land Rovers, varying from competitive trials vehicles based on 1960s Land Rovers to reasonably clean Freelanders and Discoverys left the family home just outside Lincoln.

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Normally a hearse breaking down on route to the crematorium would be a disaster, on this occasion when the Series Three Land Rover did the usual trick of overheating in the traffic, causing the petrol in the fuel line to boil, it was not a problem. When you have an old Land Rover a tow rope is never far away. The family said the breakdown was perfect – exactly what a Land Rover does best!

 

Jon towing lr in to crem cropped

 

 

It was a most unusual arrival at the crematorium and not one I want to repeat in my hearse.

 

All in all a memorable day and the most fitting tribute for a Land Rover fan.

Price increases – other people’s

We have been informed by our association (National Association of Funeral Directors) that the British Medical Association has increased the fee doctors charge for completing the medical forms normally required for a cremation to £76 each. Two forms are normally required, making the total £152. This applies from the first of April and is the first increase in several years.

On the same day Lincoln City Council are increasing the fee charged at Lincoln Crematorium to £550. This is still comparable with other crematoria in the area and is not influenced by the large scale works being carried out at the crematorium at the moment.