Talking
Death

We believe it’s time to start a more open conversation about death and what it means to us today. This blog is a place to share new ideas, practical advice, and stories from the frontlines of death and dying.

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In Conversation

In our second spotlight on our sustainable suppliers, we speak to Ellen Musgrove about the willow coffins crafted by her family business, Musgrove Willows.

In Conversation

We visit groups during Dying Matters Week, and all year round, to answer questions, explain what a funeral director does and to talk about end-of-life and funeral choices. Here three different groups explain why they wanted a visit from Poppy's.

In Conversation

Two years from the start of Covid-19 pandemic, we interview Dr Paulina Kolata, one of the authors of ‘British Ritual Innovation under Covid-19’, about how this experience led to changes that we can all learn from.

In Conversation

the story behind the gravestones that you’ll see in any Victorian graveyard starts, not hundreds or thousands, but millions of years ago. Geologist Nina Morgan explains the secrets of gravestone geology.

In Conversation

Yuli Somme, founder of Bellacouche, makes woollen shrouds that she creates from local materials. At Poppy’s, we love Yuli’s beautiful creations, and the ethos that underpins them, and we’re delighted that she is sharing her story with us here.

In Conversation

We’re sad to start 2022 with a goodbye — our wonderful office manager, Peggy, is leaving Poppy’s when she moves out of London. As we look for a new office manager, we asked Peggy what the role involves, what she’s most enjoyed about it and what she’s learnt in the past two and a half years on the team.