Monday, 31 March 2008

Guardian: Pay-per-view service at crematorium

(Ed: That 'lay to rest' line is on a par with the BBC reporter saying messages from the Titanic were just the 'tip of the iceberg' of a museum's collection.)

A new "pay-per-view funerals" service will enable bereaved friends and relatives to watch proceedings on their computer screens if they cannot pay their respects in person.

Critics believe the webcasting of ceremonies from a suburban crematorium in the UK to the world is macabre. But from tomorrow, Southampton crematorium will begin the £75-per-family service.

The crematorium manager's, Trevor Mathieson, said he was keen to lay to rest the pay-per-view label. Read more
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