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A Life in Death

Joy Pedder

A Life in Death: Navigating Funeral Care with Blue Chip Corporations and Family Businesses As many of you will know, Joy has joined us as another Funeral Director to help lighten the load a little, so I asked her to write a bit about her history within the larger corporation’s compared to a family run […]

Happy Father’s Day?

Happy Father’s Day On Father’s Day, it can be a heartfelt and meaningful gesture to express your love and remembrance for your father, even though he is no longer with you. Here’s a message you could consider: “Dear Dad, Though you are no longer here with us, your love and presence continue to shape my […]

Can My Family Carry The Coffin?

Can My Family Carry The Coffin?

Can My Family Carry The Coffin? A question we are asked very often – one which we always answer in the affirmative, Yes you can.  I would always encourage family and friends to help with the carrying of the coffin, and give full and precise instructions as to how it should be done. There is […]

Myths about Funeral Directors

Direct Cremations - are they right for you.

Direct Cremations – are they right for you. With the recent explosion of aggressive advertising on the TV for so called ‘Direct Cremations’, I thought it about time to actually explain why us as Independent Funeral Directors can, and always will, offer a better service to Wroughton & Swindon families than large corporate conglomerates. Myth […]

National President B.I.F.D.

National President

The British Institute of Funeral Directors has a new National President….. On the 28th October  2022 I was appointed and invested as the Institute’s national president, in front of 140 guests, members of the Institute, and representatives of the kindred associations.  So now the real work begins. As many of you are already aware, Karen […]

Every Days A School Day.

Mead Family Funerals Every days a school day

Every Days A School Day… It’s been a very challenging time over the last 21 months for everyone, not least us as funeral directors.  We are often told that we are doing a good job under difficult conditions, and asked “how are you coping with all these new rules”?  Doing a good job to us […]

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