A category for all the news and updates regarding Selsdon & District.

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|

Father’s Day When You’ve Lost Your Dad

Father’s day is a difficult time for grieving sons and daughters and coping on such a day is especially hard. None of us know how we are going to react to grief, it’s unpredictable until we experience it and every time it’s different. Don’t be surprised to how you react on the day. Be kind [...]

June 10th, 2017|

How To Handle Mother’s Day If You Have Lost Your Mum

‘A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.’ – Agatha Christie Nothing can compare to the loss of a mother. Grief can affect us all in different ways, but the loss [...]

March 7th, 2017|

ITV Reveals Majority Of Britons Are Unprepared For Funerals

ITV’s Tonight released the documentary, ‘Funerals: A Costly Undertaking?’ on 3rd November. The programme uncovered some interesting insights towards the funeral industry and the British public’s thoughts on funerals. ITV’s approach was largely preoccupied with the negative, as the National Association of Funeral Directors remark, “the case studies focused solely on families who, for various [...]

November 21st, 2016|