Would You Want Fireworks At A Funeral?

by Jamie Adrankone

Would You Want Fireworks At A Funeral?

Funerals aren’t the first place that comes to mind when you think of fireworks, but one man was hoping to go out with a bang (literally) when he passed away.

The BBC reported that Mick Finnikin, who lived in Ashbourne in Derbyshire and who passed away last year, wanted his ashes to be scattered by shooting them into the sky attached to rockets.

However, the Derbyshire Dales Council has put paid to the idea by refusing permission for his friends and relatives to hold the display in his honour.

Tom Donnelly, who represents Ashbourne South, told the news provider that some residents had been worried about the fallout from the fireworks landing on their properties.

“It is nothing personal. If we were to allow it, I am worried that we would set a precedent,” he stated.

However, Mr Finnikin’s friend of 40 years Carolyn Brown had spent a year planning the send off for him, and explained that her intention had been to put his ashes in 30 rockets, with each firework containing one teaspoon of his ashes.

“His greatest wish was to go out with a bang in a rocket over Ashbourne,” she said. Miss Brown added that she is now looking for an alternative location where she can hold the display, stating that she doesn’t believe any of the ash would end up in local gardens.

Although the idea of scattering ashes in fireworks is unlikely to take off, you may decide that holding a firework display at a wake is an appropriate way to mark the passing of a loved one.

If you’re looking for fireworks in Llandudno for a special event of any kind, take a look at the range we offer.


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