Transporting a dead person.

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  • moonrakerzmoonrakerz Forumite
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    sueeve wrote: »
    I believe that you must discuss with a funeral director, as there are (or were until recently) regulations abut moving a dead person across county boundaries. It can be done, but official requirements must be met.
    It really is something that should only be done by an undertaker and a hearse I think.

    A lot of these so-called regulations don't actually exist, they are "made up" by those in the funeral business to protect their vested interests!
    I heard a programme on the radio about someone trying to do a DIY funeral (the deceased wanted this done, and the savings spent on a good p*** up !)
    They met nothing but obstruction at every step. They even had to go to a carpenter and say they wanted it for a stage play before they could get a coffin.
    They used a Volvo estate as transport - they set off and the coffin started sliding around so they went back and got a number of brief cases and jammed the coffin in place with those.

    It was one of the funniest things I have heard for years !
  • welshmoneyloverwelshmoneylover Forumite
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    moonrakerz wrote: »
    A lot of these so-called regulations don't actually exist, they are "made up" by those in the funeral business to protect their vested interests!
    I heard a programme on the radio about someone trying to do a DIY funeral (the deceased wanted this done, and the savings spent on a good p*** up !)
    They met nothing but obstruction at every step. They even had to go to a carpenter and say they wanted it for a stage play before they could get a coffin.
    They used a Volvo estate as transport - they set off and the coffin started sliding around so they went back and got a number of brief cases and jammed the coffin in place with those.

    It was one of the funniest things I have heard for years !

    I bet that was one of the best send off's too :T

    Well done very MSE, most undertakers I know have very swanky cars with personalised plates.
    Be happy, it's the greatest wealth :)
  • escortg3escortg3 Forumite
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    Our local funeral directors charge 75p per mile over 20 mile radius. so definatley cheaper to get funeral director to do it. 180 mile x 75p = £135.00. no worries about what to vehichle to use and about whether to use a body bag or box. let them sort it out.
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