It was not easy for the team on the dig to lift the half-tonne lid from the coffin
in the middle of the muddy site, which was being investigated before it was turned into a modern office block.
The rest of the burial party straggled up the hill and arranged themselves around the coffin
, and the auxiliary bishop led them in prayer and then spoke briefly of the bishop's endless capacity for kindness and humor, his personal warmth and grace, his admirable simplicity of style and consistent clarity of purpose, and his mindfulness at all times of Christ's insistence on love as the rudder by which we steer the flawed vessels of ourselves down the tumultuous and confusing river of life.
They were the prominent fantasy coffin
makers of the 1950s, and Joe continued working with Kwei for 11 years as an apprentice.
How cremation is affecting the whole Santo Tomas coffin
business has yet to be assessed.
A standard coffin
for a cremation measures 28 inches wide and our cremators range from 28in to 42in wide.
It was bought at a car boot sale in Chirk by Second Hand Shed owner Simon Hall, but he has no idea who the coffin
was intended for or why the owner was selling it.
, 64, said a number of factors were behind the decision, "I've reached the age, and it'll be 14 years, and it's very tiring work," he said.
Gung Ho's clients include sports clothing brands New Balance and Speedo and tech equipment manufacturer Garmin while Coffin
on Cake works with clothing companies Lee Cooper, Farah and Roxy.
belonged to a man named Nespawershefyt and on its surface appears to be a gloriously elaborate memoriam, exquisitely decorated, finely constructed, capturing all the mystique that surrounded the Egyptian way of death for millennia.
On the outside of the coffin
, artists painted wedjat-eyes, so that the deceased could magically watch the sunrise, an event associated with rebirth (Fig.
As a practice, a native coffin
does not bear any metal or nails.
The size of the coffin
we are making can be upsetting.