Cope Memorials

Derby

Cope memorials offer a professional and bespoke service that you can put your trust into. We are the fourth generation of the family-run business, with over 100 years of experience within the trade. As highly-skilled professionals within stonemasonry, we are devoted to providing excellent service and exceeding your expectations....

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Ideas For Creative Cremation Services

Ideas For Creative Cremation Services After a cremation, it can be difficult to decide on what to do with a loved one’s ashes. You want to create a special and personal concept that will be memorable to you and your family, but it can be difficult to decide on what. Here at Cope Memorials,...

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Cope Memorials

A Guide On The Correct Funeral Flower Etiquette

A Guide To The Correct Funeral Flower Etiquette The decision on choosing what flowers would be most appropriate to pay tribute to a loved one is an essential arrangement to the funeral and one that you want to decide on perfectly. It can be daunting and difficult to know...

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The Significance of Material for Headstones

Headstones are incredibly personal, and should always be tailored to the person they’re commemorating. In addition to the inscription, shape, and flowers on a memorial, though, it’s extremely important to seriously consider the implications of the material you use. Granite Granite remains one of the most reliable and popular...

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Why Are Headstones Important?

Accepting that someone we love has gone is never easy, and no-one ever gets over it. Nor should anyone be expected to; it’s a heartbreaking part of life that everyone goes through at some point.   Regardless of the kind of funeral you opt for, many people choose to commemorate their loved one with...

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Choosing the Right Type of Headstone

Knowing which headstone to choose can be extremely difficult, especially during a tough emotional time. With so many different types of headstone available, deciding on a style is never easy. That’s why we’ve put together a short guide to some of the different variations around, to help you make a more informed decision.  ...

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History of stonemasonry

A Short History of Stonemasonry

It is generally accepted that the practice of stonemasonry dates back thousands of years. Exactly when people started shaping rocks and stones is unknown, but it would be impossible to put together a comprehensive history without writing a book. For that reason, we’ve put together a very short history of stonemasonry, taking a look...

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Three Advantages of the Repass, or Post-Funeral Reception

While not a prerequisite of a funeral service, the repass provides an excellent opportunity for friends and family to get together. After the sombre mood that normally accompanies a funeral service, the post-funeral reception often offers people the chance to reminisce in a more relaxed environment. Below, we’ve assembled some of the primary reasons...

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Famous Memorials from Around the World

While memorials should, without doubt, be completely personal, there is sometimes a case for making a more public, well-known one. There are a number of incredibly well-known, high profile memorials throughout the world. Here, we take a brief look at a few of them, at at what makes them so special. Tomb of the...

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