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With over 200 years experience in helping people memorialise their loved ones, the Mossfords blog is here to offer information, advice & guidance to those looking for answers to the most difficult questions.

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The History of Headstones & Burials

With modern human civilisation dating back some 300,000 years it’s easy to steer our imagination into overdrive when thinking back on how life may have been. How did we live? What did family life...

5 of the Oldest Cemeteries in the World

Watch or Listen to this Article's Free Video Audiobook BelowWe can’t know for sure when our ancestors began to intentionally bury the dead, but archaeological findings and the belief of many...

The Best Way to Clean a Headstone or Grave Marker

Headstones are available in a wide range of styles and stone materials. This can mean it’s difficult knowing where to start when it comes to safely cleaning and maintaining the lawn memorial of a...

Mossfords Craft Monument for Covid Memorial Woodland in Hornchurch Country Park

On March 23rd, 2022, Havering Council officially opened the Covid-19 Memorial Woodland in Hornchurch Country Park, London Borough of Havering, to honour and commemorate lost loved ones. Mossfords...

Welsh Slate Entrance Boulders at Thornhill Crematorium Chapels

We at Mossfords Memorial Masons were truly honoured to play our part in the creation and installation of two stunning Welsh slate entrance boulders at the site of two popular chapels located inside...

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How Does Granite Get its Colour?

How Does Granite Get its Colour?

As arguably the most popular stone material used to make memorials it’s common for people to ask themselves "how does granite get its colour?". One thing that leaves many memorial buyers perplexed as well as amazed is the fact that granite memorials are available in a...

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The Ultimate A-to-Z Guide to Funeral Jargon

The Ultimate A-to-Z Guide to Funeral Jargon

Organising a funeral is difficult enough without the added frustration and confusion of trying to understand the complicated funeral jargon that is used by funeral homes, cemeteries, memorial masons, family solicitors, medical experts and the like. From the moment a...

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What Can You Do to Help With Grieving?

What Can You Do to Help With Grieving?

What can you do that will help you during the grieving process? Following a death, people cope with grief in different ways, and if there’s one thing people dealing with bereavement can agree with, it’s that grief certainly isn’t a linear process. There will be days...

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A Guide to Grave Settling

A Guide to Grave Settling

Have you ever wondered why graves sink? Once a funeral is over and a loved one has been laid to rest, attention tends to turn to the headstone - this is natural as you no doubt feel it’s important to honour their life with a meaningful memorial. You may believe that...

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