Death, Dying and Disposal 2019 – conference report

Freeman Brothers has been based in Horsham since 1855 and, as funeral directors who see themselves as part of the community, has always sought to engage with the wider world and the issues surrounding bereavement and loss which affect our clientele in our branches in Billingshurst, Southgate, Crawley, and Hurstpierpoint as well as in Horsham. […]

Freeman Brothers Funeral Directors at the 2019 National Funeral Exhibition

Having been operating since 1855, Freeman Brothers Funeral Directors remains an enthusiastic member of the wider industry community.  Representatives from the company’s branches across Sussex in Billingshurst, Crawley, Horsham and Hurstpierpoint were recently able to attend the funeral industry’s biennial National Funeral Exhibition at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.  For some delegates, it was their first […]

A response to ‘Life After Suicide’

Trigger warning- this post discusses suicide and its effects on those who are bereaved as a result of it.

A response to ‘Book of the Week’

While I drive round Sussex visiting our four branches, I often find myself catching up on Radio 4 programmes. I don’t listen to every episode of everything but I enjoy Book of the Week, and usually find Rebecca Front amusing and engaging so her ‘Rainy Days and Mondays’ seemed an obvious choice. Imagine my surprise […]

Having a laugh – Freeman Brothers Funeral Directors supporting local comedy

Last year, we announced that 2019 would see us break new ground, supporting an event which is taking place as part of Horsham District Year of Culture 2019 – the inaugural Sussex Comedian of the Year competition. 

Filming funerals – accuracy vs artistic license

Because I have previous experience in drama, I understand that not everything can be accurate. There isn’t time to research the crux of every issue (although there are times when research obviously has to be done, particularly involving sensitive subjects such as sexual crime). I am always impressed by actors- particularly in soaps- being able […]

National Association of Funeral Directors Conference 2018 round-up

We’ve just returned from the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) Conference, held 18th to 20th May in the beautiful North-East of England. The NAFD’s calendar runs from mid-May. Each year welcomes a new President, who, at the end of the year, holds a Conference in their local area. President for 2017-18 was Alison Crake, […]

Death in art: Film review – Disney’s “Coco”

Among the flurry of January and February high-budget film releases jostling for pole position during awards season, there was an offering which piqued our interest via Disney and Pixar.  As with many animated movies, this had been a long time in production and, at first glance, may not seem all that child-friendly: “Coco” deals with […]