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Report: Autumn General Meeting 16th November 2017

Posted by on Dec 4th, 2017 in General News | 0 comments

President Matthew Barber welcomed almost 90 attendees to the Park Tower Hotel, Knightsbridge and, with other members of the Executive Committee, provided updates on the Association’s recent activities. Matthew thanked members across the region for the many offers of assistance following the Grenfell tower tragedy, when there had been concerns that the local contract holder might be overwhelmed with the requirements to provide appropriate services and facilities. The strength and value of Association had been very evident. The...

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Academy of Forensic Medical Science DipMoD

Posted by on Dec 4th, 2017 in General News | 0 comments

We understand that the Academy of Forensic Medical Science is offering its Diploma in Management of the Dead (DipMoD) course in mid February. The course might be of interest to members; details are available from the Academy’s website http://www.afms.org.uk/courses?id=3  

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Southern District meeting 16th October

Posted by on Oct 10th, 2017 in General News, Southern District | 0 comments

The next meeting for members in LAFD’s southern district will be on Monday 16th October  at The Hallmark Hotel at 680 Purley Way, Croydon CR9 4LT For details contact: Ben Walkling, Chairman: phone 07969 217991 email: ben@rowlandbrothers.com.          Emily Sharma, Vice-chairman:  email: Emily.sharma@watltd.co.uk

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Autumn General Meeting 16th November 2017

Posted by on Oct 10th, 2017 in General News | 0 comments

The next General Meeting will be held at Park Tower Hotel, Knightsbridge on Thursday 16th November The meeting will start promptly at 6.30pm (bar open from 5.30pm) and, as is customary, will be followed by dinner. Come along to meet old friends and new  to receive an update on matters of local relevance  and to meet NAFD President Alison Crake and learn about developments and issues at national level The meeting will include an Education Awards presentation – join the celebrations! Attendance at the meeting is free, with...

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The 2018 Ball returns to the Park Lane Ballroom

Posted by on Oct 10th, 2017 in General News | 0 comments

By popular request, the 2018 Ball will return to the splendour of the Park Lane Hotel’s newly refurbished Art Deco Ballroom. In honour of the magnificent surroundings, the Ball will be themed the Great Gatsby Ball, with 1920’s attire an option. As usual, there will be a delicious four course dinner followed by dancing till late to our favourite band Mixed Feelings. Details here Save the date –  24th February 2018.  Note the venue – the Ballroom, Sheraton Grand Park Lane Hotel, Piccadilly. Ticket orders...

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Western district meeting 18th October 2017

Posted by on Oct 9th, 2017 in General News | 0 comments

To download details click here.              For a reply slip, to order tickets, click...

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Course O is underway!

Posted by on Sep 27th, 2017 in General News | 0 comments

September 20th saw the launch of the latest CertFAA course in Central London.  Fifteen students from 8 firms are pictured (right) at the first seminar As ever, the students have a variety of experience of funeral service, which will contribute to the learning experience of the group as a whole. They are working towards the examination on 6th December.     Three courses are planned for 2018 Starting 10th January (to 28th March) Course P will be held in a new venue, accessible to potential students from the north of London, in St...

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Annual General Meeting 2017

Posted by on Apr 25th, 2017 in General News | 0 comments

President James Gallagher recently welcomed members to a well attended 72nd AGM at Park Tower Hotel, at which new Officers and Executive Committee members were installed. During a very busy meeting, members received reports on a diverse range of  matters of interest, with which their Committee had been occupied in recent months. Ray Barnes updated the meeting on developments within West London Coroner Service, where new staff and systems were being introduced in an attempt to improve service delivery. LAFD would continue to...

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Fun for all at the 2017 London Association Banquet and Ball

Posted by on Apr 10th, 2017 in General News | 0 comments

Following the success of last year’s event, the Lancaster London Hotel again hosted the Ball. The black and white themed décor, highlighted by stunning balloon displays, provided a perfect backdrop for the evening’s celebrations on 4th March. London President James Gallagher was pleased to welcome guests from kindred associations: SAIF National President Paul Allcock (with wife Alison), BIFD national Chairman Darren Carpenter (with Tracey Hodgson), CFSMA Immediate Past President Darryl Smith (with wife Lesley) and BIE Southern Chairman Janni...

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International Transportation Seminar 17th May

Posted by on Mar 13th, 2017 in Events & Meetings, General News | 0 comments

The latest opportunity to attend this popular event is scheduled for Wednesday 17th May 2017 at 6.30pm. Spaces are limited, so book early. Details here To book, email Secretary@lafd.org.uk

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