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Burnley’s crematorium set to broadcast services to mourners live online

Lancashire Telegraph: PIONEERS Burnley will be the county’s first town to broadcast funerals PIONEERS Burnley will be the county’s first town to broadcast funerals

A CREMATORIUM is set to broadcast services live on the internet for mourners unable to make it to funerals.

Plans at Burnley’s crematorium would also see a music system and a big video screen installed outside the chapel.

The upgrades are expected to be approved next week making Burnley the first town in Lancashire to use the technology.

A Burnley council spokesman, said: “With the video technology people will be able to register to view a stream of the service from any computer.

“It would mean the proverbial Great Aunt Mabel who emigrated to Australia would be able to view in real time the service for a relative back in Burnley.”

Mourners will also be able to choose from hundreds of hymns, pop songs and classical favourites for their dearly departed if the new music system is installed at the Rossendale Road site.

In addition a big screen would be installed outside of the main chapel for larger services, so mourners do not feel excluded from the proceedings.

Around 50 funerals per year exceed the capacity of the small chapel in the crematoriums grounds, councillors have been told.

Councillor Jeff Sumner, the executive member responsible for the crematorium, said: “One proposal is to introduce an option for families, which they could use if they want, to video the service and ‘stream’ it live online.

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“This would allow someone who couldn’t attend the service, but who wanted to be part of it, to watch it online.

“The video would only be available via a password-protected site so only those family and friends with the password would be able to see it.

“These proposals follow extensive work to replace the cremators and the installation of equipment to reduce emissions.”

The minister will be able to control music at the service using a touch-screen system and the words can be flashed onto a nearby screen.

Last year a project began to update the two main ovens on site, with a budget of around £855,000 allocated.

But around £25,000 has been left over from a contingency fund and is now being earmarked for the improvement works.

New paving, costing £8,000, is also destined for outside the chapel, to replace a roadway damaged by hearses down the years. Replacement curtains and curtain tracks costing £5,500 are also part of the plans.

The company which offers the technology is Wesley Music, based in Kettering.

They have installed it at several crematoriums, but none in Lancashire.

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12:28pm Thu 2 Feb 12

useyourhead says...

A good idea. Death, like life, must move with the times and I know relation of mine in Australia would have dearly loved to have felt present at his mums funeral at this crematorium last year.
A good idea. Death, like life, must move with the times and I know relation of mine in Australia would have dearly loved to have felt present at his mums funeral at this crematorium last year. useyourhead
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5:03pm Thu 2 Feb 12

Izanears says...

An excellent idea, but before they do that I wish they would replace some of the light bulbs which are not working in the chapel
An excellent idea, but before they do that I wish they would replace some of the light bulbs which are not working in the chapel Izanears
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5:27pm Thu 2 Feb 12

TONY WALES says...

Why don't they get a karaoke machine, sell beer at £1 a pint, and throw in a couple of lap-dancers?
Then everybody can enjoy the day.
Why don't they get a karaoke machine, sell beer at £1 a pint, and throw in a couple of lap-dancers? Then everybody can enjoy the day. TONY WALES
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5:53pm Thu 2 Feb 12

BIGGLESTOE says...

TONY WALES wrote:
Why don't they get a karaoke machine, sell beer at £1 a pint, and throw in a couple of lap-dancers?
Then everybody can enjoy the day.
'RING OF FIRE' got to be one of the favourite's!
[quote][p][bold]TONY WALES[/bold] wrote: Why don't they get a karaoke machine, sell beer at £1 a pint, and throw in a couple of lap-dancers? Then everybody can enjoy the day.[/p][/quote]'RING OF FIRE' got to be one of the favourite's! BIGGLESTOE
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10:36pm Thu 2 Feb 12

nice person says...

BIGGLESTOE wrote:
TONY WALES wrote:
Why don't they get a karaoke machine, sell beer at £1 a pint, and throw in a couple of lap-dancers?
Then everybody can enjoy the day.
'RING OF FIRE' got to be one of the favourite's!
Wrong sorry...
Its
I'm on FIRE
Bruce Springsteen
[quote][p][bold]BIGGLESTOE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TONY WALES[/bold] wrote: Why don't they get a karaoke machine, sell beer at £1 a pint, and throw in a couple of lap-dancers? Then everybody can enjoy the day.[/p][/quote]'RING OF FIRE' got to be one of the favourite's![/p][/quote]Wrong sorry... Its I'm on FIRE Bruce Springsteen nice person
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11:45pm Thu 2 Feb 12

BIGGLESTOE says...

nice person wrote:
BIGGLESTOE wrote:
TONY WALES wrote:
Why don't they get a karaoke machine, sell beer at £1 a pint, and throw in a couple of lap-dancers?
Then everybody can enjoy the day.
'RING OF FIRE' got to be one of the favourite's!
Wrong sorry...
Its
I'm on FIRE
Bruce Springsteen
Or 'FIRE'! By Arthur brown.
[quote][p][bold]nice person[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIGGLESTOE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TONY WALES[/bold] wrote: Why don't they get a karaoke machine, sell beer at £1 a pint, and throw in a couple of lap-dancers? Then everybody can enjoy the day.[/p][/quote]'RING OF FIRE' got to be one of the favourite's![/p][/quote]Wrong sorry... Its I'm on FIRE Bruce Springsteen[/p][/quote]Or 'FIRE'! By Arthur brown. BIGGLESTOE
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10:27am Fri 3 Feb 12

Coeur de Lion says...

BIGGLESTOE wrote:
nice person wrote:
BIGGLESTOE wrote:
TONY WALES wrote:
Why don't they get a karaoke machine, sell beer at £1 a pint, and throw in a couple of lap-dancers?
Then everybody can enjoy the day.
'RING OF FIRE' got to be one of the favourite's!
Wrong sorry...
Its
I'm on FIRE
Bruce Springsteen
Or 'FIRE'! By Arthur brown.
Or ashes to ashes by David Bowie.
[quote][p][bold]BIGGLESTOE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nice person[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIGGLESTOE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TONY WALES[/bold] wrote: Why don't they get a karaoke machine, sell beer at £1 a pint, and throw in a couple of lap-dancers? Then everybody can enjoy the day.[/p][/quote]'RING OF FIRE' got to be one of the favourite's![/p][/quote]Wrong sorry... Its I'm on FIRE Bruce Springsteen[/p][/quote]Or 'FIRE'! By Arthur brown.[/p][/quote]Or ashes to ashes by David Bowie. Coeur de Lion
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11:41am Fri 3 Feb 12

BIGGLESTOE says...

Coeur de Lion wrote:
BIGGLESTOE wrote:
nice person wrote:
BIGGLESTOE wrote:
TONY WALES wrote:
Why don't they get a karaoke machine, sell beer at £1 a pint, and throw in a couple of lap-dancers?
Then everybody can enjoy the day.
'RING OF FIRE' got to be one of the favourite's!
Wrong sorry...
Its
I'm on FIRE
Bruce Springsteen
Or 'FIRE'! By Arthur brown.
Or ashes to ashes by David Bowie.
Possibly even 'FROM HEAD TO TOE'! by Smokey Robinson.
[quote][p][bold]Coeur de Lion[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIGGLESTOE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nice person[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIGGLESTOE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TONY WALES[/bold] wrote: Why don't they get a karaoke machine, sell beer at £1 a pint, and throw in a couple of lap-dancers? Then everybody can enjoy the day.[/p][/quote]'RING OF FIRE' got to be one of the favourite's![/p][/quote]Wrong sorry... Its I'm on FIRE Bruce Springsteen[/p][/quote]Or 'FIRE'! By Arthur brown.[/p][/quote]Or ashes to ashes by David Bowie.[/p][/quote]Possibly even 'FROM HEAD TO TOE'! by Smokey Robinson. BIGGLESTOE
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3:06pm Tue 7 Feb 12

PendleWitch01 says...

BIGGLESTOE wrote:
Coeur de Lion wrote:
BIGGLESTOE wrote:
nice person wrote:
BIGGLESTOE wrote:
TONY WALES wrote:
Why don't they get a karaoke machine, sell beer at £1 a pint, and throw in a couple of lap-dancers?
Then everybody can enjoy the day.
'RING OF FIRE' got to be one of the favourite's!
Wrong sorry...
Its
I'm on FIRE
Bruce Springsteen
Or 'FIRE'! By Arthur brown.
Or ashes to ashes by David Bowie.
Possibly even 'FROM HEAD TO TOE'! by Smokey Robinson.
or even knock on wood...
[quote][p][bold]BIGGLESTOE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Coeur de Lion[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIGGLESTOE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nice person[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIGGLESTOE[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TONY WALES[/bold] wrote: Why don't they get a karaoke machine, sell beer at £1 a pint, and throw in a couple of lap-dancers? Then everybody can enjoy the day.[/p][/quote]'RING OF FIRE' got to be one of the favourite's![/p][/quote]Wrong sorry... Its I'm on FIRE Bruce Springsteen[/p][/quote]Or 'FIRE'! By Arthur brown.[/p][/quote]Or ashes to ashes by David Bowie.[/p][/quote]Possibly even 'FROM HEAD TO TOE'! by Smokey Robinson.[/p][/quote]or even knock on wood... PendleWitch01
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