Hearse to be em­bla­zoned with pop­pies

Burton Mail - - News -

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.”

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