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

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2017 AGM 6th April

Posted by on Mar 3rd, 2017 in Events & Meetings, General News | 0 comments

The AGM will this year be on Thursday 6th April at Park Tower Hotel, Knightsbridge. The meeting will start promptly at 6.30pm (bar opens at 6pm) and, as is customary, will be followed by dinner. Attendance at the meeting is free, with dinner charged at £60 each for those able to stay after the meeting. Details are available to download here, with a dinner booking form here. Nominations for the Executive Committee are sought and must be received by the Secretary by 23rd March. Details of the nomination process and a Form are available...

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Diploma in Management of the Dead – Academy of Forensic Medical Science

Posted by on Feb 28th, 2017 in General News | 0 comments

The AFMS, based in Charterhouse Street London EC1M is offering a DipMoD course, which we understand currently is underway with its first cohort of students. The course is available either as a taught course or by distance learning. Assessment consists of one 3 hour written examination paper and a 6,000 to 10,000 word dissertation. Details of the course are available at:

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West London Coroner – update

Posted by on Feb 21st, 2017 in General News | 0 comments

As previously notified, efforts are being made to improve the service. New Coroner’s Officers now have been recruited. Unfortunately introduction of the new dedicated email address for use by FDs has been delayed by technical problems, but we are advised that this facility will be available shortly. We have been provided with telephone numbers for the Coroner’s Officers, as follows: Eszter – 02087535777 Patrick – 02087532161 Siobhan – 02087532502 Cheryl – 02087532205 Saffron – 02087535135 Ian – 02087534275 Chet –...

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Western District AGM 15th March 2017

Posted by on Feb 21st, 2017 in General News, Western District | 0 comments

To be held on Wednesday 15th March 2017 at Quintin Hogg Memorial Sports Ground, Chiswick at 6.30pm Download details here.

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Annual Banquet & Ball 4th March 2017

Posted by on Feb 21st, 2017 in Events & Meetings, General News | 0 comments

  Stop Press  – Tickets are still available, but don’t delay – you don’t want to miss the best night of the year Following the success of last year’s event, the 2017 Ball again will be held in the beautiful Westbourne Suite at the Lancaster London Hotel, Lancaster Terrace, W2 2TY. Join us for this special evening, with a delicious four-course meal and dancing to a superb live band. For a real treat, why not extend the evening with an overnight stay? Special...

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CertFAA Course N – New venture for LAFD

Posted by on Jan 19th, 2017 in General News | 0 comments

Not one, but two groups of students commencing CertFAA in the same week?   How? In an exciting development for the popular course, for the first time LAFD Certificate in Funeral Arranging & Administration is being offered outside the London area. This week, London students began their studies at our Hatton Garden venue and 12 Sussex students joined the parallel course at the new Burgess Hill venue. Both groups are working towards the examination on 5th April. Pictured on Tuesday are the Sussex students...

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Christmas Elf ‘n’Safety – A timely reminder

Posted by on Dec 13th, 2016 in General News | 0 comments

It might seem obvious, but simple precautions sometimes are forgotten in the busy Christmas period: Don’t let decorations obstruct smoke or heat detectors. Don’t obstruct safety signage. Check last year’s Christmas lights before using them again. Check that the plug and transformer are not damaged. Don’t forget to switch lights off when the workplace is empty. Restrict electrical cables and extensions as far as possible. Tape wires to the floor or use cable protectors, or run them along walls. If you want external lighting make sure that...

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Autumn General Meeting 2016

Posted by on Nov 26th, 2016 in General News | 0 comments

The Autumn General Meeting was held on Thursday 10th November 2016 at Park Tower Hotel, Knightsbridge and followed by dinner enjoyed by 54 members and guests. President James Gallagher reported the Association’s recent focus on education opportunities and the continuing difficulties for local members dealing with the West London Coroner Service. Members were concerned about the continuing deterioration of service and staffing levels and the suspension of Senior Coroner Mr. C Inyama, pending completion of investigations by the...

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