Funeral parlour open day may not be everyone’s cup of tea - indeed for most it wasn’t

PUBLISHED: 15:16 28 July 2014 | UPDATED: 23:44 28 July 2014

Funeral home open day for charity at JH Landin & Son, High Street, Chatteris. Left: Ebony Day, Bob Day,Christine Day, Kerry Rolfe, Darren Barker and Liz Carran. Picture: Steve Williams.

Funeral home open day for charity at JH Landin & Son, High Street, Chatteris. Left: Ebony Day, Bob Day,Christine Day, Kerry Rolfe, Darren Barker and Liz Carran. Picture: Steve Williams.

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A casket display and a close up look at a horse drawn hearse were just some of the highlights of an open day at a Chatteris funeral directors.

Funeral home open day for charity at JH Landin & Son, High Street, Chatteris. Dave "Boy" Green takes a look at the horse drawn carriage. Picture: Steve Williams. Funeral home open day for charity at JH Landin & Son, High Street, Chatteris. Dave "Boy" Green takes a look at the horse drawn carriage. Picture: Steve Williams.

The day held at JH Landin and Son in High Street on Saturday was designed to give a glimpse behind the scenes at the busy funeral business and to also raise funds for New Life, the charity it is currently supporting.

Christine Day, of JH Landin, said: “We had quite a few people visit during the day and they seemed really interested in what we do. We had a horse drawn hearse on display and there was also an array of the different types of caskets people can choose including wicker and colourful painted ones. “This was a one-off event, but we might have another one some time in the future.”

Visitors also had a chance to sign up for funeral bonds.

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