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!

 

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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.

Photo Shoot

We have taken advantage of the excellent weather over the last day or two to get some top quality photos of ourselves and the vehicles taken. The location we chose was Lincoln Cathedral, on the south side by the Judgement door. This is the entrance normally used for funerals in the cathedral and, being on the south facing side, is ideal for photos. The pictures were taken by Clive Catton of Octagon Technology (who also do all our IT and web support  http://www.octagontech.com ), a very capable photographer.

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Our hearse with the impressive facade of the Cathedral behind.