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Guidance for Funerals During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Who this guidance is for This guidance is for: people who might be going to a funeral or other event to remember someone who has died people who might be arranging a funeral or other event to remember someone who has died people whose job is to arrange or manage funerals or other events [...]

December 20th, 2021|

COVID-19 Notice

At Selsdon & District, we recognise that amid this pandemic, we all have fears and concerns for the safety of our families and loved ones. Unfortunately, death and grief do not pause during a crisis. For over 19 years, Selsdon & District has been taking care of members of this community and we stand ready [...]

March 18th, 2020|

An Elderly Gentleman’s View of Bereavement

Alright, here goes. I’m old. What that means is that I’ve survived (so far) and a lot of people I’ve known and loved did not. I’ve lost friends, best friends, acquaintances, co-workers, grandparents, mom, relatives, teachers, mentors, students, neighbours, and a host of other folks. I have no children, and I can’t imagine the pain [...]

February 3rd, 2020|

Christmas Memorial Tree 2019

The season of Christmas can be difficult to cope with for people who have lost a loved one. If you are in that category we would like to help you in a small way by inviting you to place a memorial tag on our Christmas tree, in memory of the person you have lost. The [...]

December 3rd, 2019|

The Tomb of the Unknown Warrior: A History

Lying in Westminster Abbey since 1920, the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior is not just a lone soldier from the war. It is a National Act of Remembrance, representative of all those we lost in the Great War. A Reverend on the front lines, Reverend David Railton, was the first to establish the idea. He [...]

November 8th, 2019|

Some Special Testimonials From People We’ve Helped

At Selsdon and District, we pride ourselves on our service helping people through a difficult time in their lives. We are here to guide people when it comes to choosing the right memorial and coffins through to the funeral plans. Here are a few personal testimonials from those we have helped: "What you did for [...]

September 11th, 2018|

A Guide To Funeral Flower Tributes Etiquette

Funeral flowers can be a wonderful tribute to a family coping with the loss of a loved one. Over recent years we have seen floral tributes sharing a memorial with a charity donation, one that is close to the deceased and family, feeling that this will carry on assisting with medical research or even support [...]

November 21st, 2017|

3 Things That May Help After the Loss of a Spouse

This week, after 71 years together Wilf and Vera Russell passed away within minutes of each other, while three miles apart. Their granddaughter Stephanie said that she believed that Vera was waiting for Wilf to pass. Losses like these can strengthen the idea that it is possible to die from a broken heart, and so [...]

November 21st, 2017|

Tributes Are Paid After The Death Of A Loved War Veteran

Tributes have been paid to a dedicated South Croydon war veteran and former Croydon Advertiser printer, Herbert Smith who lived in the borough all his life. Smith, known to most as Bert, passed away in hospital aged 96 after a fall at his home in November. More than 50 people turned out to pay their [...]

November 21st, 2017|

Debriefing: Support For Our Emergency Services

Over the last few months, the UK has experienced several very public disasters in London and Manchester. 3 of these have been terrorist attacks and the horrific ‘Grenfell’ tower block fire. All of our emergency services have shown us worldwide how professional, dedicated, determined and fearless they are in the face of such danger. Very [...]

June 21st, 2017|
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