From J.C. Atkinson’s Facebook page
At this years National Funeral Exhibition we are delighted to be able to announce the launch into the UK Funeral Market of the Diamant range of coffins. These coffins are designed by the Scandanavian design studio Jacob Jenson and supplied by our partner company Tommerup Kister. The Diamant range’s cutting edge Scandinavian design is combined with 100 years of funeral directing experience. The result of this collaboration is a funeral collection of classic purity that breaks with the usual understanding of a coffin while being, nevertheless, immediately familiar. We will more information about these great products after the NFE. For more information visit:http://www.coffins.co.uk/content.aspx?id=91
The secret is finally out about the NAFD central feature. Our French themed cafe will be offering superb coffee, croissants and pastries with a couple of added extras at lunchtime. It comes complete with “”Les colonnes Morris”. Now look at that up on Wikipedia:)
The number of exhibitors has just passed the total of another European show on the international funeral event circuit. I’m not sure, but in terms of biennial funeral shows, I think that makes us the second biggest in Europe and possibly the world. It sounds good anyway:)
Those of you who watch BBC’s “Have I got news for you” may have caught the mention about mobile phones at funerals.
New research from The Co-operative Funeralcare has revealed that even in death there is no escape from the ping or ring of a mobile phone.
A study has found that the majority of Britons find the use of mobile phones at funerals as unacceptable but one in six own up to having made or received a call, texting or using social media when they should have been paying their last respects.
Examples include a mourner in South Wales texting throughout a funeral service. At the graveside, as the coffin was being lowered in the ground, the same mourner’s mobile phone rang, with the theme tune, “If you are happy and you know it clap your hands.”
J C Atkinson will be featuring a selection of Animal Coffins by Molly Russell on their stand at this years NFE. These fantastic life sized animal coffins were featured in Molly’s amazing show Dearly Departed held last year in London. For more information please visit:http://www.coffins.co.uk/content.aspx?id=68
If you registered before last week your visitor badges should arrive in a couple of days. We still have to punch the latest batch into the system and they will be sent out very shortly.
We are deep into our construction of our stand for the National Funeral Exhibition; we have a great team who have been working hard for the past couple of months to ensure that our stand is something special.
The organisers have seen the plans and its good, very good
Coleman Milne will be at NFE talking about their beautiful vehicles while offering you an excellent cup of barista style coffee.
Paul Sinclair with his Hayabusa 1300cc Sidecar Hearse best average speed and new World Record 125.70mph.