Today we said a fond farewell to Karl Baxter, a much loved son of our friend and colleague David Baxter. On Karl’s final journey to Huddersfield Crematorium the cortege paused outside his work place, Huddersfield Train Station, where friends and family had gathered to say goodbye.
We were pleased to once again sponsor the Forget Me Not Trust lantern walk and fireworks 2017 at the National Coal Mining Museum. This was a very well attended event with the weather yet again been kind to us. Every attendee was provided with a Pearson Funeral Service torch to help them through the lantern lit woodland trail.
We will remember them.
It was the 30th of October 1944, the sky was clear and the moon was bright. 2nd lieutenant Hornes Platoon was ready to engage the enemy who were holding a portion of anti tank defences north of Telberg near to Roosendaal.
The approach to these defences were across bare open fields with no cover and were surrounded by mine fields. Earlier that day efforts had been made to take down the defences, but had been met with small arms, Mortor and artillery fire. 2nd lieutenant Hornes platoon were ordered to gain a footing by night as near to the ditch as possible to protect the right flank and keep the energy engaged, 2nd lieutenant Horne led his men on the mission.
Clive Pearson giving his first speech after been voted in as the National President of the British Institute of Funeral Directors for the United Kingdom.
It is a little known – and quite shocking – fact that anyone in the UK can set themselves up as a Funeral Director without any previous experience, training or qualifications. No licence is necessary.