As a family business in Huddersfield we’re always happy to help and support local productions. Recently we were asked if we could provide one of our colourful picture coffins for Priscilla Queen of the Desert, a production taking place at Lawrence Batley Theatre this week by the Huddersfield Musical Theatre Company. We had a Coffin specially designed with a musical theme which was delivered in style in our New Jaguar Hearse.
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.
Event: Lantern Trail, One-Mile Sponsored Walk
Location: National Coal Mining Museum, WF4 4RH
Date: Saturday 29th October 2016, from 4pm
Tickets*: Adult – £10, Under 16 – £5, Under 3 – Free, Family Ticket – £25
Join us for a sponsored walk, just over a mile long and suitable for all the family, a perfect first fundraiser for our little supporters.
Wind your way through the enchanted Nature Trail at the National Coal Mining Museum with miners lanterns and fairy lights lighting your way.
You can also dedicate and decorate a lantern (available to purchase on the day) to carry with you, with the route leading to the Memorial Garden where you can place your lantern and take time for reflection and remembrance.
Every entrant will receive a glow wristband along with a certificate on completion. Food and drink will be available throughout the evening and the event will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display.
On the day of the event registration will be open from 4pm, the walk will open at 5pm and the fireworks will be approximately 7.30pm.
We hope you and your family and friends can join us and make our Lantern Trail an extra special event.
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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.