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Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Funeral service goes off road

A new funeral service gives Land Rover enthusiasts the chance of one last ride in an off-road vehicle.
Alpha 4x4 Funerals is believed to be the only funeral directors in the country to provide a Land Rover hearse.
Owners Jacqui and John Dewar also offer a Land Rover limousine service for weddings.They set up the company in the summer at Harrald in Bedfordshire.
Mrs Dewar told the Norfolk Eastern Daily Press: "A Land Rover is a big part of many people's lives - either for work or for leisure.
"For many it's a faithful old friend and something that reflects a person's interests and passions. And it can play a big part at their funeral too.
"Having a Land Rover funeral is a unique and very special way for the family to add an individual touch and celebrate that person's life publicly."

Now you could take this one stage further and have a "Country Picnic style funeral", you know how one can go to a country fair or point to point and have everything out the boot of the Range Rover or similar - well just imagine, a wicker coffin with built in picnic hampler style cutlery, glasses and Pimms maker all in special compartments in the lid, I'm not sure where you'd want to store the pork pies or scotch eggs, but at least you could bury the empty bottles and crisp bags and wrappers with the body.


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