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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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New ‘Google Maps for Graves’ Project to Snap Millions of Headstones for Public Database

A new 'Google Maps for Graves' project will see Atlantic Geomatics surveying company pay a visit to the Church of England’s 19,000 graveyards to make every final resting place freely available to...

Why Plastics Aren’t Used to Make Headstones & Memorials

The modern world is surrounded by things that are made from plastics, glass, perspex, and other man-made materials, so you may be wondering if it’s possible to make headstones and other memorials...

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,...

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...

Is there a Difference Between a Headstone, Gravestone & Tombstone?

For those who are unfamiliar with end-of-life planning, some things can seem a little confusing. This can ring true for the terminology that’s used among funeral directors, cemeteries, and memorial...

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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 & Burials

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 consist of? How did we communicate before modern languages? What made us...

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