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I work freelance providing a training, consultancy and research service under the banner of Funeral Service Training (London).
My website provides further information about me, my publications and my lectures. Links to all of these can be found above.
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My New Book: The Undertaker At Work
Meticulously researched and containing the most comprehensive collection of photographs to be seen in a book on this topic, The Undertaker at Work is a fascinating 50-
Reflecting the rapidly changing social times of pre-
The second half of the book is a collection of largely previously unseen photographs that detail this period. In it, the change in the mode of transport, premises and coffins is depicted along with advertising and other images that show the undertaker at work preparing for and at funerals. A small section also illustrates the work of a related occupation, the monumental mason. You can read more here.
ISBN 9781907222283 Price £15.99
(UK price only)
If you are ordering from overseas, the cost (including postage) is £27.00:
‘The Work of the Funeral Director’, University of York, Thursday 2 February 2017.
‘The Funeral Director and Dealing with Bereaved Families’, Academy of Forensic Medical Science, Thursday 9 February 2017.
‘The Cemeteries of South London’ -
‘The History of Mortlake Crematorium’, Brentford & Chiswick Local History Society, Monday 20 February 2017.
‘The History of Ayton Castle’, Monday 20 March 2017.
‘The Changing Face of Funerals’, Ayton Scottish WI, Wednesday 22 March 2017.
London Cemeteries in Old Photographs
Current Research & Articles in Preparation
* Portrait of Mortality: Croydon 1937. Death and Disposal in a London Suburb
* Funeral Directors and the 1977 Strike
* The Transportation of Coffins by Rail
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W. S. Bond Funeral Directors: A Brief History
By Brian Parsons
Paperback, with 20 pages, and profusely illustrated with black and white and colour illustrations
Published by Dignity.
Copies are available direct from
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