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Rowland Brothers Family Funeral Directors Croydon have been funeral experts for over 150 years. Using our professional knowledge, we write regular updates on our experiences, stories about the funeral industry and an industry view on current events. Read some of our news posts, here.

What is Direct Cremation?

Direct cremation can be a good option for some people, depending on their personal preferences and circumstances. Direct cremation is where the deceased is collected form the place of death and then cremated at a time to suit the funeral director and/or crematorium, without a funeral service or viewing [...]

May 16th, 2023|News|Comments Off on What is Direct Cremation?

How to Talk About Death At Work

Death is a topic that is often considered taboo, but unfortunately, we will all encounter it at some point in our lives. Whether it’s the death of a colleague, or a loved one, discussing death at work can be a difficult and many people may wish to avoid it [...]

May 9th, 2023|News|Comments Off on How to Talk About Death At Work

What Is a Funeral Plan and Why Is It Important?

Funeral planning is an essential part of preparing for the end of life. While it can be a difficult subject to approach but it is crucial to plan ahead so that your loved ones are not left with the burden of making arrangements during an incredibly emotional and stressful time. [...]

March 21st, 2023|News|Comments Off on What Is a Funeral Plan and Why Is It Important?

Veteran Stories – Ruaraidh O’Stiubhart

Ruaraidh (Rory) O'Stiubhart was in the Royal Army Medical Corps service number 22812296. We completed his pre-paid funeral plan in 2016,  and our funeral directors remember him well. Rory was blind when we met him with his carer at his flat in Thornton Heath. As a veteran of the Armed [...]

October 14th, 2022|News, Veteran Stories|Comments Off on Veteran Stories – Ruaraidh O’Stiubhart

Veteran Stories – Robert Gandy

Robert Gandy joined the military to serve his National Service. He joined the elite Parachute Regiment (3 Para). Most people in the National Service never did much,  however Robert gained his Jump wings which are hard fought for. During his basic training he won best recruit “The Browning Award” and [...]

October 14th, 2022|News, Veteran Stories|Comments Off on Veteran Stories – Robert Gandy

Veteran Stories – James Smith

HMS Fearless James Smith was a veteran of The Royal Navy. With approximate dates, this is his navy service on board ships: Completed training at HMS Ganges – 1961 (Naval training base) HMS Vincent (Naval Training) HMS Agincourt (Battle class destroyer) HMS Grenville – 1968 (Type 15 frigate) HMS Sheraton [...]

October 14th, 2022|News, Veteran Stories|Comments Off on Veteran Stories – James Smith

Veteran Stories – Eileen Bascombe

Eileen Bascombe was a leading Aircraftswoman in the Women’s Royal Air Force (WRAF), she was in the Air Force during the second world war. Eileen base was Chicksands Priory this was her station Z, her roll was a communications officer working at the famous Bletchley Park listening for codes and [...]

October 14th, 2022|News, Veteran Stories|Comments Off on Veteran Stories – Eileen Bascombe