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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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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...

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...

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,...

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...

5 of the Oldest Cemeteries in the World

We can’t know for sure when our ancestors began to intentionally bury the dead, but archaeological findings and the belief of many scholars do take us back some 100,000 years if we want to make an...

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Who Can Put a Headstone on a Grave?

Who Can Put a Headstone on a Grave?

There are many things to consider when organising a funeral. Doing so while trying to grieve can make things incredibly difficult and stressful for some, while others appreciate being kept busy and productive during this period with something that occupies their time....

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5 of the Oldest Cemeteries in the World

5 of the Oldest Cemeteries in the World

We can’t know for sure when our ancestors began to intentionally bury the dead, but archaeological findings and the belief of many scholars do take us back some 100,000 years if we want to make an attempt at pinpointing what we believe to be the earliest known...

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The History of Headstones and Burials

The History of Headstones and 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 consist of? How did we communicate before modern languages? What made us...

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