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Dealing with Covid-19 deaths

Full story from: BBC South East https://twitter.com/bbcsoutheast/status/1352526923063304192?s=21
1st February 2021
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Temporary morgue set up in Aylesford

Temporary morgue in Aylesford Picture: Barry Goodwin Article by Kent Online 11 January...
1st February 2021
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Creature Comfort

Credit: BBC News https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-kent-51773634
1st February 2021
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What if I kill someone at a funeral?’ Undertakers struggle to cope with coronavirus death toll and shortage of PPE

Click here to read the full story from independent By @mjcritchleyTuesday 21 April 2020 15:15 As with many frontline workers, a lack of...
13th May 2020
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Government urged to ban funerals during coronavirus outbreak as pressure mounts on undertakers

Click here to read the full story from the Telegraph.co.uk By Jaymi McCann 29 March 2020 • 11:21pm Funeral directors are facing strain on...
12th May 2020
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Honouring the Dead

https://www.facebook.com/NBCNews/videos/250567586143837/ Credit: NBC News Jo Williamson, owner and director of Albany Funerals was asked by NBC...
12th May 2020
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Coronavirus Kent: Funeral directors say they are starting to feel the impact of Covid-19

Click here to read the full story from the Kent Online By Liane Castle  08 April 2020 15:10 Jo Williamson, the owner of Albany Funerals in...
12th May 2020
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Albany wall of remembrance

https://www.facebook.com/kentfunerals/videos/339691096601350/ Our wall of remembrance video - with music by Dominique. Dove release by Beau Doves....
12th May 2020
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Watch our 2016 Balloon Release

Up until recent years, we held an annual Balloon Release event, attended by hundreds of families and friends who we have served. Here is a short video...
13th February 2020
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Good Funeral Awards 2019

The AGFD Good Funeral Awards were held this year at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve in Hythe, Kent, on 19 October – hosted by the Association of...
29th October 2019
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“I don’t know what to do with my wife’s ashes”

In another article from the helpful and honest Guardian serial, Adam Golightly (pseudonym), describes the challenge it is to decide what to do with...
31st May 2017
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What makes life worth living in the face of death?

In this powerful Ted talk, Dr. Lucy Kalanithi reflects on what makes life worth living and purpose, sharing the story of her late husband, Paul, a young...
25th May 2017
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Replace ‘shoulds’ with ‘wants’

We’re not offended when people ask us, ‘How can you do what you do? Isn’t it really sad?’ It’s true, we see a lot of sadness and this isn’t...
7th April 2017
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Prince Harry isn’t wrong

Sometimes I’m asked why we blog and contribute to the discussion about death and dying, as though our real job is something else. At Albany, we have a...
31st March 2017
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How do we speak to children about grief?

I am passionate that we help children through grief and speak to children about grief in the best way possible. Sadly, the legacy of a culture which shut...
25th March 2017
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Finding life in a hospice

We work closely with the team at local hospices not least because we are often serving the same families. When someone has been given a life-limiting...
24th March 2017
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Seasons

It's a beautiful time of the year, as we see one season end and another one begins. Yesterday on a walk we took this picture, struck by how it captures...
22nd March 2017
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Six Myths To Bust About Funerals – Part Six

18th February 2017
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Six Myths To Bust About Funerals – Part Five

17th February 2017
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Six Myths To Bust About Funerals – Part Four

17th February 2017
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From Facebook

2 weeks ago

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Friday saw the last of the icy snow (thank goodness!). It was a bright, crisp morning as Matthew gingerly led our beautiful hearse out and onwards to Vinters Park Crematorium. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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There is light at the end of the tunnel, we must believe this and stay quietly strong. Sending love and peace to all our followers, friends, suppliers and neighbours. 💗 ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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Forty Hall Estate is a beautiful Jacobean manor nestled in leafy grounds, north of London. It’s always a pleasure to host memorial services at this stunning venue. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

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St Mary’s Church, West Malling looking beautiful in the afternoon light today. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

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This masterpiece started off as a simple cardboard coffin. It was transformed by a family member (through blood, sweat and tears I believe) and managed to capture the very soul of the person they lost. A free spirit who loved her family fiercely and lived her life in tune with the tides of the sea on her doorstep. We share these pictures with their permission. This pandemic has made it even harder for people to grieve - there are so many restrictions on funerals and on our natural instincts of coming together to support one another. Not everyone is an artist but there are so many ways to express love if we are given the opportunity. ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

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During the pandemic we’ve seen lots of new on-line funeral companies pop up out of nowhere offering direct cremation services at cheap prices (where you are not present at the crematorium). Please be careful and think to ask questions (list at the end of the blog is a good guide) before going ahead. Our direct cremations still come with all the advice, care and help as our more formal funerals. You have the choice of crematorium and you can come and spend time with the person who has died before the cremation.On today's blog, we look at a new phenomenon in the world of funerals - the online companies offering a shiny solution to the difficult problems caused by death.https://www.goodfuneralguide.co.uk/2021/02/disruptors-not-always-a-good-thing/ ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

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Dealing with Covid-19 deaths ... See MoreSee Less
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