Hearse to be emblazoned with poppies
FUNERAL directors have covered a hearse in poppies to mark Remembrance Sunday, which this year falls on the centenary of the end of First World War
Co-op Funeralcare staff have painted a Ford Cardinal hearse with 100 poppies to mark each year since the Armistice. The company, which has funeral homes in Borough Road, Burton, and Granville Street, Woodville, says the hearse is in response to an increased demand for alternative vehicles for funerals.
Some of the other unusual hearses requested by Co-op Funeralcare clients over the last few years include an Only Fools and Horses-themed hearse, one made to look like a canal boat and another resembling a milk float. A spokesman said the Co-op has received the number of requests for “unique hearses” increase by a fifth in the last three years.
“Families want to reflect the unique personalities and interests their loved ones had.”