Open Air Cremations

Some articles on open air, cremation, open air cremations:

Cremation Act 1902 - The Act - Open Air Pyres
... Open air funeral pyres were made illegal in Britain by the 1930 issue of the Cremation Act ... Prior to this but after the 1902 Act, open air cremations had occurred in limited numbers, including several Hindu and Sikh soldiers cremated in Brighton, having been ... The last open air pyre was believed to have occurred in 1934, when the British Government gave special permission to Nepal's ambassador to cremate his wife outdoors in Surrey ...

Famous quotes containing the words open and/or air:

    O polished perturbation! golden care!
    That keep’st the ports of slumber open wide
    To many a watchful night.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Every living language, like the perspiring bodies of living creatures, is in perpetual motion and alteration; some words go off, and become obsolete; others are taken in, and by degrees grow into common use; or the same word is inverted to a new sense or notion, which in tract of time makes an observable change in the air and features of a language, as age makes in the lines and mien of a face.
    Richard Bentley (1662–1742)