I AM a history student, working on a project about the funeral trade and related business.

I would be grateful if readers could supply any information to help me. I am particularly interested in mourning stories, grave diggers, florists, stone masons, funeral directors and ordinary people's stories.

I am looking at the period of 1870 to 1950.

DIANA ASHTON (Mrs), 66 Highbank, Roe Lee, Blackburn, BB1 9SX.

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